Securing a relationship between children and their carers- trial and error in England

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Abstract

This chapter reviews the different legal structures developed in England to create or recognise relationships between children and their carers. It notes that law is for families, and must therefore respond to family and social practices. Complex procedures, which rely on application to the courts are inappropriate for most families in a society where courts are strongly associated with dispute resolution. Automatic recognition allowing carers to make day to day decisions or recognition through simple procedures is most likely to support family's and official bodies' needs for clarity about roles and responsibilities.
Translated title of the contributionSecuring a relationship between children and their carers- trial and error in England
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFamily law and the well-being of children
EditorsTsvetana Kamenova, Velina Todorova
PublisherInstitute for Legal studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Wellchi Network
Pages63 - 91
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9549583236
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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