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Child Care Services for Local Authority

Child Care Services for Local Authority – There are many Laws and Legislation that govern Child Care within the Local Authority and at Child Protection Training we can deliver both specialised training and consultancy within your Organisation.

We provide affordable, quality childcare training courses to help your local authority meet training targets in Social Care Children & Young People sector as well as Developing Staff Training for child care practitioners.



We will always review and invest into our resources the development of our client services including: training and development (in-house and public) from Child Protection courses to Management Development Programmes and HR services (from policy and Procedure writing to monitoring of all systems).


Alternatively please use our simple Contact form to send us your details - Our Specialist Child Protection Consultants normally respond within two hours of receiving your email. Our service is friendly, flexible and extremely knowledgeable.


Legislation Governing Childcare Services

There are a number of laws in the UK that affect children and childcare services; some are designed to give children certain rights, whilst others are aimed at protecting them from harm. Below is a brief summary of some of the relevant legislation.

The Children Act 1989

Child Care Services for Local Authority – This Act aims to protect the child from harm and to work in partnership with parents, ensuring that the welfare of the child is paramount. The 1989 Children Act provides the statutory framework for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in need , in terms of children’s health and development, where health means’ physical or mental health’ and development means ‘physical .intellectual, emotional, social or behavioural development.’

Children Act 2004

Statutory guidance on making arrangements to Safeguard and promote the welfare of children under section 11 of the Children Act 2004 states:

The support and protection of children cannot be achieved by a single agency – Every Service has to play its part. All staff must have placed upon them the clear expectation that their responsibility is to the child and his or her family.”

Safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

The application of this duty will vary according to the nature of each agency and its functions. The key people and bodies that are covered by the duty are:

  • Local authorities including district councils
  • Police
  • Probation Service
  • NHS bodies (Strategic Health authorities, Designated Special Health Authorities, Primary care Trust, NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts.)
  • Organisations (currently the Connexions Service) providing services under section 114 of the Learning & Skills Act 2000
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • Directors of Secure Training Centres
  • The British transport Police


Section 11 also states that it places a duty on key people and bodies to make arrangements to ensure that their functions are discharged with regard to the need to

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined in both this guidance and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013


Education Act

The first Education Act came into force in 1921, and has been updated a number of times since that date, most recently in 2002. The Education Act covers what children are taught in nursery schools, state nursery classes and maintained schools, along with staff training and qualifications, and inspection regimes.

Protection of Children Act 1999

This Act creates a system for identifying persons considered to be unsuitable to work with children.

Sexual Offences Act 2003

This Act strengthens the Sex Offenders Register and aims to further protect children from sexual crimes, extending the existing abuse of position of trust offences.


Other Laws that affect children

  • Data Protection Act 1984
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Equal Pay Act 1970
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Human Rights Act 1989
  • Mental Health Act 1983
  • Race Relations Act 1976
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1975
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001

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Our Values

We will always strive for higher standards from our staff and apply and use the background knowledge and experience of our team in Child Care to:

Quote Aim higher; promote better outcomes for children and young people in line with 'Every Child Matters', to evidence effective practice in the workplace, ensure a safe environment, developing a quality service and business achieving outcomes of the stakeholders and standards required by current legislation.

We have a pool of dedicated professionals each experienced in their specific field within the Social Care Environment, which enables the company to offer a wide spectrum of services to the Public and Private sectors in Child Protection/Safeguarding.

We provide Quality Management Systems and are customer focused, person centred and provide a solid foundation for the delivery and auditing of requirements under relevant residential care legislation, Ofsted inspections guidance and DFES guidance.

We offer a number of services to empower businesses to succeed and at a strategic level meet long term aims of the customer, feeding them into long term planning to provide better outcomes for Children and Young People in line with "Every Child Matters" and the governments "Aiming High agenda".

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How do we do it?

We are committed to the provision of effective, successful and enjoyable child care training, designed to develop the skills and understanding of your team.

This is then measured and reassessed to ensure you and your team continue on the 'plan, do, review' process that enables your teams continuous development.

For more information on any of our Training Courses or Child Protection Consultancy Services please call us on 0800 774 7034 and ask to speak to one of our Specialist Child Care Consultants.

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Consultancy Services

With a wealth of knowledge within social care children and young people, combined with strong business acumen and real enthusiasm JH Child Protection Services believe in working together with our clients with the one aim of success, meeting deadlines and improving outcomes for children. Our Consultancy services offer a number of modules specific to your business needs. For more information Please visit our Consultancy section.

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Main Core Services

We deliver and design bespoke training to any organisation who work with children and young people, which meet government legislation and guidance in child protection / safeguarding children and young people. We take great pride in delivering quality training to our clients and their staff teams which builds their skills, capabilities and confidence to make better outcomes for children and young people ande create a positive difference in the workplace.

Coaching & mentoring
Our coaches offer a tailored confidential one to one service, using a blend of face to face, telephone and e-mail support. Our coaching programmes enhance self-awareness and improve performance in the workplace.

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Who is Responsible for Child Care Protection?

The child protection standards are applicable to all public bodies, organisations, professionals and persons who provide statutory services to children. They also establish a framework of best practice in child protection for voluntary, community and independent sector organisations and practitioners (including counsellors and therapists working in a private capacity) who work with or have significant contact with children and young people. They should also help families and members of the public understand how services work to protect children and the important contribution they themselves can make to the safeguarding of children and young people.