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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Children's Welfare and the Law

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Michael KingThe European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy, Judith TrowellThe Tavistock Clinic, London

ISBN13: 9780803987319
ISBN: 0803987315
Published: August 1992
Publisher: Sage Publications
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This book exposes the growing concern that the law and the legal system is dominating the professionals involved in promoting children's welfare and obscuring the real needs of children.;King and Trowell see the law as a limited and sometimes inappropriate institution for promoting children's welfare. They argue that many issues only reach the courts because of inadequate preventive measures and machinery for conflict resolution. They conclude with an exploration of successful child care and protection systems operating in countries outside the UK.

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How the law treats children
the social and economic context
parenthood and children as seen by the clinic and as fought over in court
the court as marital battleground
child sexual abuse in court and in the clinic
experts, lawyers and the court experience
responding to children's needs - an issue of law?
what kind of decision-making system?