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An account of the operation and impact of the pre-proceedings process, noting its effect of diverting cases form care proceedings, and also the potential for delaying applications for court orders. Between the introduction of the process in 2008 and 2013 use declined. Evidence of its effectiveness should encourage more use. Local authorities should continue or increase the use of this process, even where cases cannot be diverted from proceedings. Lawyers need to be prepared to attend pre-proceedings meetings.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2013|
- care proceedings
- legal advice
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Families on the edge of care proceedings: the operation and impact of pre-proceedings processes in children's social care
Masson, J. M., Dickens, J., Bader , K. & Young, J.
1/04/10 → 1/07/12