Section 11 Audit

Statutory Duty

Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 places a statutory duty on key people and bodies to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Statutory Guidance 

Statutory guidance on making arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children under section 11 of the Children Act 2004

Part 1 of this guidance sets out the arrangements that are likely to be common to all or most of the agencies to which the duty applies. There will, however, be differences in how they are applied depending on the functions of each agency. Part 2 deals with implementation in each particular agency to which the section 11 duty applies.

The guidance explains how Board partners should come together as Local Safeguarding Children Boards to coordinate and ensure the effectiveness of partners both individually and together for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including arrangements made under the section 11 duty.

West Yorkshire Section 11 Audit Tool 

The document to be completed by partners in Kirklees for the 2011 audit can be downloaded here: West Yorkshire Consortium Section 11 Audit Tool 2011

If you have any questions or queries about the audit document or audit process please contact Cathy Slater, Safeguarding Children Co-ordinator:  Tel: 01484 225450.

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