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What are the key aspects of the Children Act 2004?

Protect children at risk
Keep children safe
Making children's need paramount
Children should be consulted
Protect children's rights
Work with families and carers
Make sure the 5 conditions of "Every Child Matters" are maintained
Work in multi-disciplinary teams


What are the principles of Every Child Matters?

Staying safe
Being healthy
Enjoying and achieving
Making a positive contribution
Economic well-being


How does the Children Act impact the work of care professionals?

Make difficult decisions
Must follow safeguarding procedures
Put the child first
Adapt methods to speak to children
Ask children their thoughts - alone if necessary
Involve other agencies
Consider how to involve the wider family in the care of children