Barefoot Guides are handy downloadable summaries of key topics, covering the essential information in an accessible way. Depending on the topic, our Guides include summaries of legislation, key ideas, user perspectives, good practice, resources and tools.
This 6 page Barefoot Guide provides an overview of Sections 17 and 20 of the Children Act 1989 & 2004, including the latest amendments to January 2019. The main focus is on definitions of a child in need, assessment and the duties of local authorities.
This Guide is provided free to learners enrolled on our Children in Need module.