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The study conducted in six local authorities in England and Wale examined the use of the pre-proceedings process and care proceedings in a random sample of 204 cases starting in 2009-10 and tracked them to 2016. A second sample of 203 care proceedings cases brought in 2014-15 was also tracked. Data extracted from court and legal files, was linked to administrative data and Cafcass records for quantitative analysis of the use of pre-proceedings and care proceedings, court outcomes and children’s subsequent care. Using this information, the study compared court orders for children in care / not in care during proceedings and examined their long-term outcomes. It also tracked 29 cases that were diverted from proceedings in 2009-10; over 20% of these cases had no care proceedings by March 2016.
|Publisher||School of Law, University of Bristol|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jan 2020|
- care proceedings
- court orders
- looked after children
- decision-making in children's social care
- repeat proceedings
1/09/15 → 31/07/18
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