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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Children in Need: Local Authority Support for Children and Families 2nd ed isbn 9781908407412

Children in Need: Local Authority Support for Children and Families

ISBN13: 9781903307854
New Edition ISBN: 9781908407412
Published: April 2011
Publisher: Legal Action Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Children in Need is the first comprehensive and accessible handbook to set out the law on local authority support for vulnerable children and families, with particular focus on Part 3 of the Children Act 1989.

It sets out the current law with specific analysis of the public law duties which require local authorities and their partners to act to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in need in the context of their families, and looks at emerging areas of law.

Contents include:

  • legal fundamentals
  • 'child or not' - age assessment
  • services for children 'in need' - specific or general duties?
  • duties and powers to accommodate children - section 20
  • services for migrant children and families
  • duties to children leaving care

Children in Need is essential reading for lawyers - including both local authority lawyers and lawyers acting for children and their families; social workers; care co-ordinators; local authority and PCT commissioners and managers; voluntary sector professionals; central government officials; families and their advisers and advocates.

The authors are all barristers at Doughty Street Chambers.