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Child Protection Law

ISBN13: 9780851218021
ISBN: 0851218024
Published: April 1992
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The Children Act 1989 overhauled the law relating to children and the services that local authorities must or may provide for children in care (both voluntary and compulsory). Practitioners should use this book to find out how the Children Act 1989 may be used to protect children at risk. Here is a description of the law and practice relating to local authorities and the respective rights, duties and powers of the authority, parent and child when a child is being looked after away from home. The author, a respected family solicitor and former member of the NSPCC, firmly emphasises the practical application of the law with reference to the rules, regulations and statutory guidance where appropriate. Particular areas covered include: * transfer and allocation of cases * procedure on application for care, supervision, child assessment, emergency protection, education supervision, contact and secure accommodation orders * role of the guardian ad litem * appeals * legal aid * Emphasises practical application of the law * Covers a broad range of topics: - transfer and allocation of cases - procedure on application for care, supervision, child assessment, emergency protection, education,

PrefacesTable of CasessTable of StatutessTable of statutory instrumentssAbbreviations sGlossarysIntroductionsVoluntary intervention - Services for children and familiessInvestigation of child abuse - Investigation and child protectionssssssLegal intervention - The court system - Procedure - Evidence - Appeals - Legal aid - Care and supervision orders - Education supervision orders - Child assessment orders - Emergency protection orders - Police powers to protect children - Recovery of missing children - Local authorities and private law proceedingssChildren looked after by local authorities - Duties of local authorities - General matters of care and upbringingsChildren looked after by others - Children living away from home - Child minding and day caresDisputes with local authorities - Resolution of disputessAppendices - List of family learning centres - Table of respondents and notice - The lawyer's library - Summary of transitional provisions - Useful addresses.