Child protection trials: local authority direction letters

Direction letters to local authorities extending trial periods for testing new approaches to assessing children in need.



Following the publication of the ‘Working together to safeguard children’ statutory guidance, several local authorities have been trialling the approach for safeguarding children set out in this guidance.

The letters on this page show:

  • which temporary suspension from statutory guidance each of the local authorities has been granted
  • what monitoring arrangements are in place in each local authority
Published 16 January 2014