Children in Trouble

  • Pat Young
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MACMMA)


Chapter 2 on the family has already looked at the growing problem of child abuse. This chapter focuses on procedures by which children come into the care of the local authority, perhaps because they have been abused, but also because their parents cannot look after them either temporarily or permanently, or because they have broken the law in a serious way. Child Care law is very complicated and only an indication of the main points can be given here, together with a discussion of some of the key policy issues. The chapter finishes by examining the various way in which young offenders are dealt with by the courts and social services.


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