Departmental advice for local authorities dealing with international child protection cases.
This departmental advice is for:
- local authority staff working with children and families
- social workers
- service managers
- children’s services lawyers
It may also be useful for other agencies involved in decisions about children’s welfare, including voluntary sector organisations.
It relates to situations where contracting states need to co-operate over child protection and welfare cases when there is an international dimension.
This can include:
- care proceedings
- contact cases
- foster placements abroad