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The Children Act 1989: Local Authority Support for Children and Families 2nd edition

Publisher: Family Law
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781784731564
Published: November 06, 2015
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Why should you buy The Children Act 1989: Local Authority Support for Children and Families


The Children Act 1989: Local Authority Support for Children and Families is dedicated to providing a detailed examination of the Children Act 1989, Part III.

This new edition is fully updated and expanded to take account of new legislation and case law. It helps readers understand this rapidly-growing area, and includes chapters on Section 20 accommodation, age assessments of unaccompanied asylum-seekers, duties owed to children in need, secure accommodation and local authority responsibilities under the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000. The new edition contains two new chapters, on support for families with no recourse to public funds and on judicial review. The book also covers all the recent key decisions of the Administrative Court in the interpretation of Part III.

Table of contents

•Section 17: Children in Need 
•Assessment of Children in Need
•Age Assessments
•Section 20: Duties and Powers
•Section 20: Interpretation
•Looked After Children
•Secure Accommodation: Principles
•Secure Accommodation: Practice
•Leaving Care
•Children in the Criminal Justice System
•No Recourse to Public Funds
•The Children Act 1989 and Judicial Review
•Appendices