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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

| Fergus Smith and Roy Stewart with Alistair Stobie

This handy guide presents the law, regulations, rules and guidance relating to adoption today, covering all stages of the process and related information – in easily digested bite-sized chunks.

Adoption now

| Fergus Smith, Roy Stewart and Alexandra Conroy Harris

This handy guide presents the law, regulations, standards and guidance relating to adoption today, covering all stages of the process and related information – in easily digested bite-sized chunks.

Alternatives to custody

| The Alternatives to Custody Project – Europe

This book is one of the main outcomes of a two-year pan-European project on developing intensive and remand fostering programmes for young people in conflict with the law, who might otherwise be in custody.

Child care law England

| Alexandra Conroy Harris and Deborah Cullen

This quick reference guide provides a quick introduction to the main legal provisions for the care of children in England. Designed to provide a basic framework, it presents a summary of the main statutes, regulations and court rules, with sections on all the main strands of law relating to parents, children and local authority responsibilities.

Child care law Northern Ireland

| Michael Long

This quick reference guide presents a useful overview and accessible summary of the main legal provisions and principles affecting the law relating to child care in Northern Ireland. New updated 2018 edition.

Child care law Scotland

| Alexandra Plumtree

This quick reference guide provides a quick introduction to the main legal provisions and principles affecting the law relating to child care in Scotland.

Fostering now

| Fergus Smith, Chris Brann and Alexandra Conroy Harris

This handy guide presents the law, regulations, standards and guidance relating to fostering in England today, in easily digested bite-sized chunks.

Getting it right

| Alexandra Plumtree

This Good Practice Guide is designed to give comprehensive advice on the preparation and writing of social work court reports in a range of different Scottish child care cases. It covers a variety of topics that need to be considered, including types of courts and cases; sources of information; parental responsibilities and rights; disclosure issues; content and layout of reports; and legal requirements.

Key changes to family justice (England)

| Shefali Shah

This clear, concise guide supports practitioners and professionals by detailing recent changes in the law, including the Children and Families Act 2014, Family Justice Review and Fostering for Adoption. More importantly, it also explores how these changes are being applied in practice to meet children’s needs and reduce delay.

Permanence and adoption for children in Scotland

| Alexandra Plumtree

The Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 is a significant addition to the legislation for looked after and other children in Scotland. This book forms a short Good Practice Guide to the provisions of the Act and its secondary legislation. It outlines its scope, what it does and does not cover, its implications for practice, and its relevance for adoption and wider child care practice.