pdf A Guide to the Children Order

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DHSSPSNI-CCPD ND A guide to the Children Order.pdf

This Guide illustrates the main principles underlying the Order and, most importantly, the spirit of co-operation and partnership which the Order is intended to promote. It is intended for those who need to have a general knowledge of the Order.  

pdf A Guide to the Children Order: Young People's Guide

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DHSSPSNI-CCPD ND A guide to the Children Order Young Person's Guide.pdf

This Young People's Guide illustrates the main principles underlying the Order and is intended for younger readers to help give them a basic understanding of the Order.   

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LEG 95 Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995.pdf

The Children Order 1995 is the principal statute governing the care, upbringing and protection of children in Northern Ireland.  The Order reformed, and brought together, most of the public and private law relating to children in a single coherent statutory framework along the lines of the Children Act 1989 in England and Wales.

The Children Order has three levels.  At the top is the 'primary legislation', the Order itself.  In addition to the Order, there are Regulations.  These are called 'subordinate legislation'.  Regulations set out in detail how the law works in practice and have the full force of the law.  Lastly there is 'guidance' issued by the Department which do not have the force of the law but state how professionals such as social workers, should carry out their duties under the Order.

pdf Children (Northern Ireland) Order Guidance and Regulations Volume 1: Court Orders and other Legal Issues 

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GURE Children Order Guidance & Regs Vol 1 Court orders and other legal issues.pdf

Chapters in this publication cover: court arrangements, parental responsibility, guardianship, Article 8 Orders, family assistance orders, orders for financial provision for children, trust's duties to investigate, care and supervision orders, interim care and supervision orders, wardship and the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court, contact with children in care, education supervision orders, emergency protection orders, children assessment orders, police powers to protect children, recovery of missing children, secure accommodation orders and transitional arrangements.  

pdf Children (Northern Ireland) Order Guidance and Regulations Volume 2: Family Support, Child Minding and Day Care

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GURE Children Order Guidance & Regs Vol 2 Family Support.pdf

Chapters in this publication cover: service provision, range of services, need for services and information, standards in day care services for twelves, registration of day care services and child minding, inspection, the review duty and childminding and day care regulations on applications for registration. 

pdf Children (Northern Ireland) Order Guidance and Regulations Volume 3: Family Placements and Private Fostering

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GURE Children Order Guidance & RegVol 3 Family Placements & Private Fostering.pdf

Chapters in this publication cover: placement of children and making care plans, review of children's cases, fostering service, foster placements, disqualification for caring for children, placement of children in care with parents and others, contact between children and parents, independent visitors, aftercare, advice and assistance, representations and complaints procedures, arrangements to assist children to live abroad, children privately fostered [statutory requirements], placement of private fostered children, suitability of the private foster parent, notifications to trusts by those involved in private fostering, welfare of privately fostered children, private fostering - international aspect, Trust's records of private fostering and private fostering - contrast with Trust family placements and child minding. 

pdf Children (Northern Ireland) Order Guidance and Regulations Volume 4: Residential Care

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GURE Children Order Guidance & Regs Vol 4 Residential Care.pdf

Chapters in this publication cover: staffing of children's homes, organisation of children's homes, good order and discipline, records to be kept by children's homes, registration, inspection, monitoring and visiting, welfare of children accommodated in establishments, child abuse in children's homes, placement of children and making care plans, review of children's cases, contact between children and parents etc, representation and complaints procedures, independent visitors, aftercare: advice and assistance, secure accommodation and refuges for children at risk.   

pdf Children (Northern Ireland) Order Guidance and Regulations Volume 5: Children with a Disability

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GURE Children Order Guidance & Regs Vol 5 Children with a disability.pdf

Chapters in this publication cover: children in need, coordinating services, assessment and planning process, assessment and planning process: 'People First' care management, planning of services in partnership with parents and children, working with the community, services to children living with their families, working with education services, the role of child health staff, accommodation as a service, foster placements, residential care for children with a disability, representations procedures, child protection and court orders and transition to adulthood. 

document Children (Northern Ireland) Order Guidance and Regulations Volume 6: Co-operating to Safeguard Children and Young People in Northern Ireland

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GURE CO Guidance & Regs Vol 6 Co-op to safeguard cyp MAR 16.docx

This policy replaces the 'Co-operating to Safeguard Children' guidance issued in 2003. Chapters included in this publication cover: definitions, Safeguarding responsibilities in Northern Ireland, prevention and early intervention, engaging the family, protection, safeguarding in specific circumstances, inter-agency working and information sharing and learning and development.

pdf Children (Northern Ireland) Order Guidance and Regulations Volume 7: Schools Accommodating Children

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GURE Children Order Guidance & Regs Vol 7 Schools Accommodating Children.pdf

Chapters in this publication cover: standards, guidance on inspections and reports and observing practice in schools. 

pdf Children (Northern Ireland) Order Guidance and Regulations Volume 8: Leaving and After Care

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DHSSPSNI-CCPD Leaving and After Care Guidance and Regulations Volume 8 MAY 05.pdf

Chapters in this publication cover: legal frameworks, preparation for leaving care, assessment of need,  pathway plans, personal advisers, accommodation and personal support for relevant children, financial arrangements, care leavers aged 18-21, care leavers qualifying for advice and assistance under Article 35 of the Children Order, young people with disabilities and representations and complaints.

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COAC 10 Best Practice Guidance.pdf

This document provides a definitive statement of good practice on major aspects of Children Order proceedings.  The first edition was published in 2003.

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COAC 12 Children Order Advisory Committee Eleventh Report, 2012.pdf

This report details the work of the Children Order Advisory Committee 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. It includes a section on the educational needs of looked after children.

pdf Children Order Advisory Committee Multi-disciplinary Newsletter, Issue 12, Winter 2011

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COAC 11 Children Order Advisory Committee Newsletter, Issue 12, Winter 2011.pdf

The aim of this newsletter is to share information relating to children and families that will assist professionals to discharge their responsibilities under the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995.  This is the final edition in this format. In April 2011, the newsletter will combine with the Child & Family Law Update.

pdf Children Order Advisory Committee Twelveth Report, 2012

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COAC 12 Children Order Advisory Committee Twelveth Report 2012.pdf

default Guide to Case Management in Private Law Proceedings, Children's Order Advisory Committee, 23 November 2012

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COAC 12 Guide to Case Management in Private Law Proceedings NOV 12.pdf

This guide aims to assist Family Judiciary, practitioners and parties involved in private law family cases with effective case management in particular to identify and begin to address the key issues from the onset of a dispute arising.  The guide promotes the overriding objective set out in Order 1 Rule 1A of the Rules of the Court of Judicature (NI) 1980.  The guide will take effect on 1 March 2013.

 

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COAC 12 Guide to Case Management in Public Law Proceedings JAN 12.pdf

The object of this guide is to provide an effective means of managing the conduct of proceedings under Part V of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995.

default Navigating Children (NI Order 1995 Applications through the courts: Revised Best Practice, Cathy Donnelly & Rosy Ryan, January 2011

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CCIP 11 ABSTRACT Navigating Children (NI) Order 1995 JAN 11.pdf

This abstract of a paper published in Child Care in Practice Volume 17.1 (January 2011) considers the launch of the Revised Best Practice 2010 by the Children Order Advisory Committee.