Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-246) and index.
1. Setting the scene -- 2. Some general legal principles and the forum for cases -- 3. Family support services -- 4. Child protection procedures -- 5. Emergencies and assessments -- 6. Proceedings for care and supervision orders -- 7. Contact -- 8. Planning for children -- 9. Placement -- Annex A. Foster or residential placement agreement -- Annex B. Useful organisations.
"This book provides a practical guide to those parts of the Children Act 1989 that relate to the provision of services by local authorities to children and families, dealing in particular with the powers and duties of local authorities in such circumstances, care and supervision proceedings and child protection issues."--BOOK JACKET.