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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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The Children Act 1989: Local Authority Support for Children and Families 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781784731564
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781846612480
Published: November 2015
Publisher: Family Law LexisNexis
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £74.99

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Over the course of the last decade, there has been a promulgation of claims for judicial review of decisions taken under Part III, Children Act 1989 (entitled ‘Local Authority Support for Children and Families’).

This legislative framework has considerable relevance both as an area of law in its own right, but also increasingly, to practitioners in the field of child law.

The Children Act 1989: Local Authority Support for Children and Families is dedicated to providing a detailed examination of this legislation. It helps you understand this rapidly-growing area, and includes chapters on Section 20 accommodation, age assessments of unaccompanied asylum-seekers, duties owed to children in need, secure accommodation and local authority responsibilities under the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000.

The book also covers all the recent key decisions of the Administrative Court in the interpretation of Part III, and the amendments to the legislation following the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 and the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations 2010.

Who should read it?

  • Child care lawyers representing local authorities, children and parents
  • Local authorities wanting to understand the duties imposed on them to provide
  • services to children and families
  • Charities and non-government organisations assisting children and young people

Local Government Law, Family Law
Section 17: Children in Need
Assessment of Children in Need
Age Assessments
Section 20: Duties and Powers
Section 20: Interpretation
Looked After Children
Secure Accommodation: Principles
Secure Accommodation: Practice
Leaving Care
Children in the Criminal Justice System
Appendix Material