How do you apply the principles, structures and processes of the law to everyday practice? Drawing on a wealth of contemporary case examples, this handy pocket book demystifies the complex legislation on Looked After Children and demonstrates the practical duties and responsibilities of professionals working with this group.
Caroline Ball, Barrister, taught child law and criminal justice at the University of East Anglia, UK. Her books include Law for Social Workers and Young Offenders: Law Policy and Practice.
Introduction.- 1. Overview of Legislation, Guidance and Key Research.- 2. Accommodation Under Section 20.- 3. Other Routes to 'Looked After' Status.- 4. Local Authorities' Responsibilities Towards Looked After Children.- 5. The Voice of the Looked After Child and the Role of the Family.- 6. The Acommodation of Looked After Children.- 7. Reviews.- 8. Looked After Children's Transition to Adulthood.- Useful Website.- Glossary.- Bibliography.- Index.