Children, their Families and the Law: Working with the by Michael D.A. Freeman

By Michael D.A. Freeman

Considers the legislation with reference to the 1989 kids Act, the assistance issued via the govt, the rules and the issues prone to be skilled in day-by-day perform. Social employees and legal professionals will use the publication as a consultant to the complexities of the hot criminal framework.

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This is the presumption of nonintervention or the minimal intervention principle. Section 1(5) states: 'Where a court is considering whether or not to make one or more orders under this Act with respect to a child, it shall not make the order or any of the orders unless it considers that doing so would be better for the child than making no order at all'. 18 Children, their Families and the Law This creates a presumption against court action, and has clear implications throughout the Act. It applies to private law and public law orders.

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