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Children: The Modern Law 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781846614989
Previous Edition ISBN: 0853089396
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Family Law LexisNexis
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £53.00

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Children: The Modern Law is well-established as the leading textbook dealing comprehensively with the law and policy relating to children.

This fourth edition has been extensively revised and updated to take account of significant legislative, case-law and other developments including:-

  • Greater recognition being given to social parents, especially same-sex parents, and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008
  • The Family Justice Review 2011 and the Government Response 2012
  • Birth registration and the Welfare Reform Act 2009
  • Leading authorities in public law on uncertain perpetrators
  • The Narey Report on adoption and case-law on post-adoption contact
  • The important decision in K v K on relocation in shared care cases
Children: The Modern Law is an authoritative study of the legal position of children in our society, and is essential reading for students of child law, family law and social work.

Family Law
Background and Sources;
Children and the Law: A Demographic and Historical Sketch
Fundamental Principles: The Children Act 1989
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and Human Rights

Parentage and Legal Parenthood
Parental Responsibility;
Adoption and Special Guardianship

Parents’ and Children’s Interests;
Issues and Disputes: The Scope of Parental Responsibility and Children’s Rights
Court Decision-Making in Children’s Cases
Children and Medical Decision
Child Support

State Intervention in Family Life;
Local Authority Support
Investigation and Short-Term Protection
Care and Supervision

Children and Society;
Children in Court
Children and the Criminal Law;
Children and the Civil Law
Children and Education