This website supports professionals to understand and implement changes in practice required to meet the statutory requirements under the Court Orders and Pre-Proceedings Guidance 2014.
The resources are designed to build skills and knowledge for: children’s social workers; IROs; local authority legal teams and key local authority partners. It will be useful for those who are newer to their roles, but also for others as a refresher on the new requirements.
The materials focus on the work social workers do with families, legal teams and in the family court.
The materials are structured around the child’s journey – from initial identification of safeguarding concerns for a child or young person, through pre-proceedings work with children and families, to the process of making an application to court.
The resources include:
- summaries of the statutory requirements, highlighting key issues for practice
- videos in which social workers, young people, legal representatives, members or the judiciary, and policy leaders outline the context and content of the guidance
- links to key resources from practice and research
- tools for testing knowledge.
Edward Timpson, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, introduces the resources on the website.
Running time: 01:50
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This guidance applies to England. Separate guidance is issued in Wales.