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Vulnerabilities, Care and Family Law

Edited by: Julie Wallbank, Jonathan Herring

ISBN13: 9780415857505
Published: December 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00
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While in the past family life was characterised as a "haven from the harsh realities of life", it is now recognised as a site of vulnerabilities and a place where care work can go unacknowledged and be a source of social and economic hardship.

Vulnerabilities, Care and Family Law addresses the strong relationships that exist between vulnerability and care and dependency in particular contexts, where family law and social policy have a contribution to make.

A fundamental premise of this collection is that vulnerability needs to be analysed in a way that gets at the heart of the differential power relationships that exist in society, particularly in respect of access to family justice, including effective social policy and law, targeted at the specific needs of families in mutually dependent caring relationships.

It is, therefore, crucial to critically examine the various approaches taken by policy makers and law reformers in order to understand the range of ways that some families, and some family members, may be rendered more vulnerable than others. The first book of its kind to provide an intersectional approach to this subject, Vulnerabilities, Care and Family Law will be of interest to anyone concerned with how developments in social policy and family law might improve the lives of already exposed and fragile families.

Family Law
1: 'Real-World' Concept Of 'Vulnerability, Jennifer Collins
2: Careful Family Law, Jonathan Herring
3: 'The failure(s) of the self-managed post-separation family', Julie Wallbank
4: Carer support, Nicola Barker
5: Marital Agreements, Alison Diduck
6: Family Life, privacy, privacy and vulnerability, Felicity Kaganas
7: Mediation, Christine Piper
8: Caring and employment rights, Nicole Busby
9: Families and vulnerability at the end of life, Hazel Biggs
10: Parenthood, care and vulnerability, Jo Bridgeman
11: Vulnerable Adults, Alison Brammer
12: Religion, Families and Vulnerability, Rachel Taylor
13: Birth Registration and Social Class, Stephen Mckay et al.
14: Child support and social class, Stephen Mckay et al.
15: Protecting Vulnerable Adults, Micky Dunn