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- DescriptionWritten by experienced practitioners, the fifth edition of Child Care and Protection provides a practical and concise guide to the Children Act 1989, subsequent legislation, guidance and case law. This new edition covers changes such as the revised Public Law Outline, new case law and the latest law and regulations (eg the Care Planning Regulations 2010) are covered. The book also takes into account the Family Procedure Rules 2010, new statutory guidance and Government initiatives. The separate field of adoption law is t included, but the book does deal with selected provisions of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and the Children and Adoption Act 2006. In addition to explaining the general principles of the law relating to child care and protection, the authors provide valuable insights into assessments, care planning, expert evidence, taking instructions, case preparation and courtroom skills. Presented in a compact, user-friendly format, the book is enhanced by checklists and flowcharts. The authors of this timely new edition are a great practice team - together they provide a unique combination of academic and research information and practice experience in child protection which has added fresh dimensions to the new edition of this book. This useful book will fit into a briefcase and prove invaluable for the busy practitioner.
- Author BiographyA former Children Panel solicitor, Barbara Mitchels is also a psychotherapist and Director of Watershed Counselling Service in Devon. With TherapyLaw, Barbara provides consultancy, practitioner resources and workshops in the UK and abroad. Julie Doughty has practice experience as a former solicitor and guardian ad litem panel manager, and currently she is a lecturer in law at Cardiff University. Julie also writes widely in journals on child law topics and is the Editor of Seen and Heard, the journal of NAGALRO. Helen James has extensive experience as a children's guardian, and is also an independent social worker with over 30 years' experience and a trainer since 1989. She is a Director of Family Practice Contact Services, an agency with a primary focus on the delivery of contact and family support services across the UK. Safda Mahmood is an experienced Children Panel Solicitor in the West Midlands. He has extensive experience in all aspects of family law, private practice and local government, dividing his time between practice and teaching on the Law Society's Children Panel training courses.
- PublisherWildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
- Date of Publication16/11/2012
- SubjectNational Law: Professional
- Series TitleWildy Practice Guide
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintWildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
- Weight335 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edited byBarbara Mitchels
- Edition Statement5th Revised edition
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