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The Child Protection Act.

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GCSE Legislation & The Legal Framework

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The Child Protection Act

The child protection act is a legislation which was put in place to protect child from harm. So far in society it has worked well to protect children from many forms of violence but it has been discussed that there are many inadequacies and that it is in need of reform. This assignment will state what the protection order is and what it does, the problems arising with it and what changes can be made to improve it.

The old Legislation

The Child protection bill of 1998 is a legislation which states that a child is in need of protection if s/he is suffering harm, is at unacceptable risk of suffering harm and does not have a parent willing and able to protect them from harm. This includes situations where the child is at risk from his parents, from others inside the house where he lives, from others outside the house where he lives and from themself.

The current legislation

The current legislation is much like the old legislation except that there are some reforms that have been put into place. The Child protection Act of 1999 states that

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