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Child Protection and the Family Court: What you Need to Know

By: Andrew McFarlane, Madeleine Reardon, Alexander Laing
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Published: 08-02-2019
Format: EPUB eBook (?)
Edition: 3rd
Extent: 456
ISBN: 9781526505965
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Series: Bloomsbury Family Law
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About Child Protection and the Family Court: What you Need to Know

Child protection made simple: the plain-speaking guide for all those concerned with the protection of children.
Providing a clear and uncomplicated route through the child protection process. Diagrams and charts are included to aid understanding; jargon and acronyms are only included in order to explain them and key court decisions are explained in their proper context.

In addition to coverage of local authority safeguarding duties and investigations, parental responsibility, wardship and the inherent jurisdiction and secure accommodation, new content in this edition includes:
A chapter on special guardianship, helpful for those who find themselves involved in legal proceedings without access to legal aid, such as grandparents
Developments in cases involving:
Children or parents who are nationals of a foreign country
The introduction of the Child Arrangements Programme for private law

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Family Court
Chapter 2 Introduction to Child Protection
Chapter 3 Parental Responsibility and Disputes between Parents
Chapter 4 Local Authorities and the Family
Chapter 5 Referrals, Assessments and Emergency Intervention
Chapter 6 Care and Supervision Orders
Chapter 7 Adoption
Chapter 8 Special Guardianship
Chapter 9 Secure Accommodation and Deprivation of Liberty
Chapter 10 Medical treatment and other complex issues: The High Court's Inherent Jurisdiction
Chapter 11 Challenging the local authority
Appendix 1
Children Act 1989, ss 1–50
Appendix 2
Adoption and Children Act 2002, ss 1, 18–29, 42–52, 66–68, 83–95
Appendix 3
Family Procedure Rules 2010, parts 1, 12, 14, 25 and 30 and practice directions 12A, 12B, 12J, 25B, 25C
Appendix 4
Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and Their Families
Appendix 5
Schedule of Items in Relation to the Exercise of Parental Responsibility
Appendix 6
Key Extracts from Important Judgments


“The book is clear, sensibly laid out and effort is made to avoid overly complex or 'lawyerly' language...I applaud the aim of offering this text to the widest possible audience. I think it would be difficult to improve upon the structure and the topics of this text.” –  Sarah Phillimore, barrister at St John's Chambers, Bristol and site administrator of Child Protection Resource, ICLR

“It is easy to see the book becoming the go-to guide and point of reference for people whose work touches the area of safeguarding children.” –  Family Affairs, 2019

“This book is going to go a long way to helping DSLs and headteachers…If you work with vulnerable children a lot of the time, if you're very involved in child protection as opposed to safeguarding, then I think this is a really good reference shelf book that you can dip into when necessary…” –  Safeguarding in Schools

“…a jargon-free,well-structured book that appears to have the right amount of information for GPs, with or without a specific child safeguarding role, for reference in their day-to-day role…The authors avoid legalese, choosing rather to employ simple English, with clear explanations of key legislation and procedure. The text is friendly to the eye; paragraphs are sequentially-enumerated, ensuring that any cross referencing isn't tedious; and salient information is highlighted. There are also several informative case studies to focus attention on important topics or dilemmas.” –  Pulse Today

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