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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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The Welfare of the Child

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ISBN13: 9781857422900
ISBN: 1857422902
Published: August 2000
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The modern dilemma for family law is to strike an appropriate balance between those principles which bond and those which loosen the ties between family members. This conflict has implications as profound and uncertain for the future structure of the courts and the continued viability of some of its oldest jurusdictions as for the future of those who have become the subject of family proceedings. Arguments for both camps have rested their case on the welfare of the child.;This book takes an analytical look at the meaning given to the welfare principle, the reasons for the controversy it now attracts and the growing legal significance attached to it. By tracing the principle's evolution over the centuries this book provides a record of the milestones which have shaped its development.

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Part 1 The legal origins of child welfare: state recognition of child welfare; judicial acknowledgement of guardianship duties; legislative endorsement of the welfare principle.
Part 2 Welfare interests, the courts and The Children Act 1989: welfare interests and the child; the legal system and welfare interests; identifying welfare interests; representing welfare interests.
Part 3 Public Family law: care and supervision; control; protection; prevention and promotion.
Part 4 Private Family law: parenting arrangements - uncontested proceedings; parenting arrangements - contested proceedings; adoption.
Part 5 The future role of the welfare principle - an international perspective: international influences and the shaping of the modern welfare principle in the UK; Family law and the welfare principle - some implications for the future. Bibliography.