Protecting Powers: Emergency Intervention for Children's Protection

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 24, 2007 - Law - 246 pages
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The book is based on two research projects on emergency intervention, which were carried out by the author and her colleagues. The studies provide the basis for the three themes in the book: Inter-agency Working; Perceptions of Safety; and Placement and Resource Issues. The combination of quantitative and qualitative research allows a detailed picture of practice that goes beyond an account of what happens, to explore the perceptions, understandings and experiences of the practitioners who make these decisions, as social workers, police officers magistrates’ legal advisers or magistrates, and of the lawyers who advise social workers and parents.

The book provides a critical account of current practice in emergency child protection, it identifies good practice and make proposals for reform.

  

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Contents

Emergency Powers for Child Protection
1
The Development of Emergency Protection Powers
29
The Police Child Protection and Police Protection
55
Working Together? The Police Social Services and Police Protection
83
Children Families and Applications for Emergency Protection Orders
109
Local Authority Devisions to Seek Emergency Protection
131
Court Process in Emergency Protection Cases
157
The EPO and Afterwards
185
Emergency Intervention Reassessment and Reform
201
Details of Research Methods
225
List of Cases
231
Bibliography
233
Index
241
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About the author (2007)

Judith Masson is Professor of Law at the University of Warwick, UK. She is an Academic Member of the Judicial Studies Board Family Law Committee and has acted as a specialist advisor on childcare issues for the UK government. She is the author of several books including Out of Hearing, which was published by Wiley in 1999.

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