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(p. 334) 30. Emergency Protection of Children 

(p. 334) 30. Emergency Protection of Children
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(p. 334) 30. Emergency Protection of Children
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Jane Sendall

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198787716.003.0030
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date: 11 December 2019

When a child is in imminent need of protection, the order used to protect the child is an emergency protection order under s44 Children Act 1989. This chapter examines the factors a court will consider when asked to make an emergency order. It also looks at the powers available to the police when faced with a child in need of protection.

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