OverviewPermanence is about providing the child with a sense of security, continuity commitment and identity …. a secure stable and loving family to support them through childhood and beyond.’ (DCSF 2010). The right of every child to belong to a family is underpinned by the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Children Act 1989 states wherever possible a child should be brought up within their own family, the ‘Ideal family’ being birth parents or members of their extended family, the permanency planning process will explore all the options thoroughly.
Who is Permanency Planning aimed at?Children's Social Work practitioners
Course Length1 day
On completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the developments in the legal framework for permanence planning for children.