Government policy and Acts of Parliament relevant to looked after and accommodated young people and careleavers in England. [some elements* remain relevant to the UK as a whole].
Under the Children Act 1989, a child is looked after by a local authority [in England] if they are in their care or are provided with accommodation for more than 24 hours by the authority. They include the following: (i) children who are accommodated by the local authority under a voluntary agreement with their parents (section 20); (ii) children who are the subject of a care order (section 31(1)) or interim care order (section 38); and (iii) children who are the subject of emergency orders for the protection of the child (section 44).
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