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Child in Need

Under Section 23(4) of the Children and Young Persons Act 2001, a child is a Child in Need if:

He/she is unlikely to achieve or maintain, or have the opportunity of achieving or maintaining, a reasonable standard of health or development without the provision for him/her of services by a local authority;

His/her health or development is likely to be significantly impaired, or further impaired, without the provision for him/her of such services; or He/she is disabled.

In Isle of Man we have introduced the following categories for children:

  • Children with Additional Needs (CwAN);
  • Children with Complex Needs (CwCN);
  • Children with Safety and Protection Needs (CwSPN).

All of these relate to the legislation of a child in need. To establish which category a child will fit, a NARRATES is carried out

 
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