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What happens in court?

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This short, colourful booklet is part of CoramBAAF’s series of publications for children and young people, which aim to explain concepts in adoption and fostering that they may find difficult to understand.

What is a court? What happens in court? Who works there? And what do they do? These and other questions about what happens in court are covered in this booklet for children and young people.

Vividly illustrated and presented in accessible and jargon-free language, this booklet provides an easily understandable introduction to the subject.

Who is this book for?

Children who are in care or adopted and who may come into contact with the work of the courts.

What you will find in this book

Short, vividly illustrated and presented in accessible and jargon-free language, this booklet explains the concepts in simple terms. Short quizzes and quotes from children provide added interest.

Author

Hedi Argent is an independent adoption consultant, trainer and freelance writer. She has written and edited many books for CoramBAAF including Adopting a brother or sisterDealing with disruption and a guide for children about kinship care, Kinship care: what it is and what it means.

Mary Lane has worked in the legal profession, particularly law relating to children and families, for many years.