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Bromley's Family Law

Bromley's Family Law (11th edn)

Nigel Lowe and Gillian Douglas
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date: 21 March 2023

15. Children and Local Authoritieslocked

15. Children and Local Authoritieslocked

  • N V LoweN V LoweProfessor of Law, Cardiff University
  •  and G DouglasG DouglasProfessor of Law, Cardiff University


This chapter explains the basic legal framework and provisions for local authorities to provide services for families. It covers the general role of the courts and local authorities; an overview of the development of local authority powers; the current law; general duty of local authority to children in need; specific duties and powers; accommodating children in need; and secure accommodation.

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