Emergency Powers for Child Protection

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An empirically based account of the use of emergency child protection powers (police Protection and Emergency Protection Orders - Children Act 1989, ss44-4) in England. The paper explains the importance of powers which allow immediate or speedy intervention in a crisis even if this is not an emergency in the sense of being unanticipated. The research indicated good co-operation between the police and Children's Services Departments and little to suggest that powers are inappropriately used. The wide use of these powers justifies greater attention to them in both policy and practice.
Translated title of the contributionEmergency Powers for Child Protection
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication100 Years of Child Protection
EditorsStan Meuwese, Sharon Detrick, Sjaak Jansen
Pages145 - 156
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789058502933
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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