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Hayes & Williams' Family Law

Hayes & Williams' Family Law (7th edn)

Stephen Gilmore and Lisa Glennon
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date: 02 June 2023

p. 65110. Children needing services, care, and protectionlocked

p. 65110. Children needing services, care, and protectionlocked

  • Stephen GilmoreStephen GilmoreProfessor of Family Law, King’s College London
  •  and Lisa Glennon


This chapter examines the relationship between children, parents, and the state, looking at how the law responds to children needing services, care, and protection. Topics discussed include: Part III of the Children Act 1989; the threshold for compulsory intervention in family life based on the concept of ‘significant harm’; protecting children in an emergency; care and supervision orders; the local authority’s care plan and respective roles of the local authority and court; and discharge of care orders.

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