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Term: children in need

Term details for 'children in need'

Under Section 17 (10) of the Children Act 1989, 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 a disabled child.

Broader terms
Related terms
needs assessment, poverty, unaccompanied asylum seeking children, unaccompanied refugee children, vulnerable children

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