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This chapter revisits Michael Freeman's, "The Rights and Wrongs of Children" to consider whether prevention in child care should involve preventing state involvement in the family or preventing compulsory involvement. Freeman's paper pre-dates the Children Act 1989, which introduced a duty to support families; but not a duty on parents to accept family support in their children's interests. In exploring this, the chapter uses findings from the ESRC-funded study on Children on the Edge of Care proceedings to illustrate how state involvement to support families, even including arranging alternative care can both support children's rights and family integrity. It thus makes the case for preventing care proceedings not preventing the provision of care.
|Title of host publication||Law in society|
|Subtitle of host publication||reflections on children, family, culture and philosophy|
|Editors||Alison Diduck, Noam Peleg, Helen Reece|
|Place of Publication||Netherlands|
|Publisher||Brill Academic Publishers|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Aug 2015|
- Children Act 1989
- care proceedings
- children's rights
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.
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