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"I would thoroughly recommend it as a readable and practical tool to assist the busy practitioner" Family Law April 2013
Written by experienced practitioners, the fifth edition of Child Care and Protection provides a practical and concise guide to the Children Act 1989, subsequent legislation, guidance and case law. This new edition covers changes such as the revised Public Law Outline, new case law and the latest law and regulations (eg the Care Planning Regulations 2010) are covered.
The book also takes into account the Family Procedure Rules 2010, new statutory guidance and Government initiatives. The separate field of adoption law is not included, but the book does deal with selected provisions of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and the Children and Adoption Act 2006.
In addition to explaining the general principles of the law relating to child care and protection, the authors provide valuable insights into assessments, care planning, expert evidence, taking instructions, case preparation and courtroom skills. Presented in a compact, user-friendly format, the book is enhanced by checklists and flowcharts.
The authors of this timely new edition are a great practice team - together they provide a unique combination of academic and research information and practice experience in child protection which has added fresh dimensions to the new edition of this book. This useful book will fit into a briefcase and prove invaluable for the busy practitioner.
This book is for solicitors, barristers, legal executives, legal trainees and students, support staff in law and child care work, social workers, health professionals and academics in child protection and child care law and practice.