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About Section 17

Section 17 of Children Act 1989 states that the local authority has a responsibility towards children 'in need' in their area. It is a form of support available from social services and is available to everyone, including to families who have NRPF.

Below are resources to help you request Section 17 support.

The below example templates may help clarify a family's circumstances. Professionals may want to create similar tables summarising a family's circumstances to strengthen a referral:

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a case, please call our advice line on 07701 330 016.

Click here to learn more about the other support available for families with NRPF. 

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