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Haringey Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) Legislation

Relevant Legislation for HSCP Website

Children and Young Persons Act 2008 aims to ensure children in care receive high-quality care and services, which are focused on and tailored to their needs.

In England, the Department for Education (DfE) has provided guidance and regulations on care planning, placement and case review (PDF) (DfE, 2021).

The DfE has also published a protocol for local authority children’s services, local care providers, police forces, criminal justice agencies and local health services (including mental health services) on reducing criminalisation of looked after children and care leavers (DfE, 2018a).

In England, schools must have a designated teacher for looked after and previously looked after children. The DfE has published statutory guidance for local authority maintained schools on their roles and responsibilities (DfE, 2018b).

The DfE has published guidance on promoting the education of looked-after children and previously looked-after children (PDF) (DfE, 2018c).

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a guideline on Looked after children and young people, which sets out how organisations, practitioners and carers should work together to deliver high-quality care, stable placements and nurturing relationships for children in care (NICE, 2021).

The NSPCC website contains a wealth of information on looked after children

Looked after children | NSPCC Learning


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Please use LADO Referral Form updated April 2024.docx  for the LADO:

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Email: LADO@haringey.gov.uk
T. 020 8489 2968

All allegations should be reported without delay to:

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Wood Green
N22 7TY

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