Our legal consultants develop a range of practice notes, briefings and other resources to support our members in their work with children and young people in care.


President of the Family Division gives final judgement on Somerset case

13 Apr 2022

The President of the Family Division has handed down judgement in the latest, and final, instalment of the Somerset case.

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Child care law wales

Child care law Wales

This quick reference guide provides a quick introduction to the main legal provisions for the care of children in Wales. 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.

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serious case reviews

Safeguarding Children living with Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians: Learning from case reviews 2007–2019

This good practice guide is based on a UK-wide study of 52 case reviews concerning 98 children who had died or experienced serious harm while living with foster carers, adopters or special guardians It shines a spotlight on the issues particular to this group: the selection and assessment of their carers; the support both children and carers receive; and the supervision and management of such arrangements.

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