Children Bill: Timescale of bill’s measures

  • April 2004. Consultation on voluntary and community sector and
    children’s services, including streamlining of funding.
    Inspectorates consult on integrated inspection framework.
  • May 2004. Council funding rationalisation and common assessment
    framework consultation.
  • Autumn 2004. Further Next Steps document to outline details
    including funding for 2005-8 and government targets. Pay and
    workforce strategy revealed.
  • By November 2004. Anticipated Royal Assent for Bill.
  • By December 2004. National Service Framework for Children,
    Young People and Maternity Service and common assessment framework
  • February 2005. Children’s commissioner in England
    appointed and to take up post in April.
  • By 2006. Local safeguarding children’s boards
  • By 2008. All councils to have in place children’s
    services director, lead council member and children’s

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