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Slough Children's Services Trust - criterial for children services, children with disabilities

Legal framework and definitions  

The framework within which children’s services work with children, young people and their families is underpinned by a range of legislation including, but not limited to: 

  • Children’s Acts 1989 and 2004;
  • Children’s (Leaving Care) Act 2000;
  • Care Standards Act 2000;
  • United Nations Convention on the rights of The Child;
  • Human Rights Act 1998;
  • Adoption and Children’s Act 2002;
  • Data Protection Act 1998. 

The policy framework also has regard to and is consistent with a range of government guidance, particularly the principles set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. Further information is available in 'Criterial for Children's Services - children with disabilities' in the Downloads section.