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The Reform of Child Care Law
A Practical Guide to the Children Act 1989





ISBN 9780415017367
Published May 3, 1990 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

Children Act 1989 introduced the most radical changes to child care law for a generation. Eekelaar and Dingwall provide a concise, practical guide to the legislation for all professionals practising in this area.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The historical background; Chapter 2 A new framework for private law: parental responsibility and children’s rights; Chapter 3 A new framework for public law: local authorities and the courts; Chapter 4 The organizational context of child protection practice; Chapter 5 The powers and duties of local authorities: family support and preventive action; Chapter 6 The acquisition of compulsory powers: first steps; Chapter 7 Grounds for bringing care or supervision proceedings; Chapter 8 Preparing a case; Chapter 9 Presenting a case; Chapter 10 The outcome of care proceedings;

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John Eekelaar, Robert Dingwall

Reviews

`Concise and readable, The Reform of Child Care Law is a useful introduction to the practicalities of the Act.' - David Dale, Times Higher Education Supplement