The Children Act 2004 Section 11



Part, Section or Article

Section 11

Partners Involved in Information Sharing

Local Authorities with a responsibility for Children
Any school approved under Section 242 of the Education Act 1996 and within the area of the LA
Colleges and other FE providers
Police, the National Crime Agency, Probation Service, Secure Training Centres and Colleges, and Youth Justice Teams
Relevant healthcare providers within the area of the LA
Any contracted service working with children and families

Application and Explanation of Use as a Legal Gateway

Each Children’s Services Authority has a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of, through cooperation with relevant partners, including in the following areas:

  • Physical and mental health, and emotional well-being
  • Protection from harm and neglect
  • Education, training, and recreation
  • Making a positive contribution to society
  • Social and economic well-being

This should be achieved through all staff in contact with children understanding effective information sharing and what to do if they believe a child or family require targeted or specialist services and what to do if they believe a child is in need or at risk of significant harm.

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