Principles, Parents and Partnership

  • Michael D. A. Freeman
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Overarching the whole Act is a set of principles. These are partly to be found in section 1 under the heading ‘Welfare of the Child’. But, equally important, are the principles underlying parental responsibility and the concept of partnership with parents which permeates many provisions in the Act and has been constantly stressed in official guidance (Department of Health, 1990). The principles, the concept of parental responsibility and the philosophy of partnership must be grasped before the details of the Act can be mastered.


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