Is foster care legal in India?
A legal framework to promote foster care in India was introduced by the central government through the enactment of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act. Families are not bound by blood or law alone. They can also be bound by love.
Can you refuse a section 20?
Under Section 20(8) of the Children Act 1989, a person with Parental Responsibility can withdraw their consent at any time. Parents therefore should be informed that they’re able to do this by the Local Authority. You can withdraw your consent verbally, but it’s better to do this in writing.
What is a Section 47 in child protection?
A Section 47 enquiry means that CSC must carry out an investigation when they have ‘reasonable cause to suspect that a child who lives, or is found, in their area is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm’1. The aim is to decide whether any action should be taken to safeguard the child.
What is the difference between a section 20 and a care order?
Section 20 accommodation is very different to your child being removed from your care against your will under a care order. The LA do NOT share parental responsibility for your child just because you have agreed that your child should be in foster care under a section 20 agreement.
Is section 20 a care order?
Section 20 is also used within proceedings in order to avoid the making of an Interim Care Order (ICO). In this situation, parents will often feel they have no alternative but to agree voluntarily accommodation as the alternative is removal from their care under the terms of an ICO.
What is a Section 17?
Under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, social services have a general duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in need in their area. Section 17 can be used to assist homeless children together with their families. Social services can provide accommodation for a whole family under section 17.