p. 65110. Children needing services, care, and protection
- 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.