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(p. 317) 29. Children in Local Authority Care 

(p. 317) 29. Children in Local Authority Care
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(p. 317) 29. Children in Local Authority Care
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Jane Sendall

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10.1093/he/9780198787716.003.0029
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date: 18 October 2019

This chapter examines the role of local authorities in protecting the child from harm and the orders available under the Children Act 1989, which are used in cases of alleged harm to children. It explains the ‘threshold criteria’-the standard that the court uses to decide whether an order should be made.

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