area child protection committee meaning

  • [Law]
    A committee that advises and reviews local practice and procedure for inter-agency cooperation and training with regard to children in need of protection by local authorities. It is made up of representatives from the various professions and agencies concerned with children.


  1. We immediately began a review of the case and are working closely with the area child protection committee and other agencies who will have known Toni-Ann,
  2. In 1998, she was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly representing the Social Democratic and Labour Party in suspended in 2002, she had been due to introduce a Private Members Bill to strengthen child protection arrangements in Northern Ireland, by placing Area Child Protection Committees on a statutory footing.
  3. To help achieve this the Act made a number of institutional changes including the abolition of Area Child Protection Committees that had been deemed to have performed poorly in some areas by the Joint Chief Inspectors 2002 report and the formation of the multi-agency Local Safeguarding Children Boards ( LSCBs ).

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