Care Profiling Study (Ministry of Justice Research Series 4/08)

JM Masson, JF Pearce, KF Bader

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The Care Profiling Study provides baseline data on proceedings under Children Act 1989, s.31 and the Public Law Protocol, commenced in 2004. The researchers examined court files for 386 cases involving 682 children in 15 Family Proceedings Courts and 8 County Courts. The report covers the family circumstances of the children and parents in care proceedings; the work of the local authority before proceedings were started, and subsequently; the legal process, including representation, the use of experts and the length of proceedings; and the outcome of cases in terms of orders made.
Translated title of the contributionCare Profiling Study (Ministry of Justice Research Series 4/08)
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMinistry of Justice and Department of Children, Schools and Families
Commissioning bodyMinistry of Justice and Department for Children Schools and Families
Number of pages128
ISBN (Print)9781840991444
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2008

Publication series

NameMinistry of Justice Research Report
PublisherMinistry of Justice

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Ministry of Justice


  • care proceedings
  • courts
  • child protection


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