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The care plan

Gillespie, Alisdair (1999) The care plan. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues (4). ISSN 1360-1326

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Abstract

This article examines the courts' powers in relation to care plans. A care plan is the fundamental document in care proceedings brought under the Children Act 1989, yet it is not mentioned in the Act itself, nor has there been a substantial amount of case law on the subject. This article considers whether a court has powers to scrutinise the care plan, and if so, whether this means it can change a care plan submitted by the local authority. An analysis of previous cases is made, together with academic opinion, to assess what powers a court has when dealing with the plans. The article concludes by recommending legislative changes to ensure protection at children in placements.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
Subjects: K Law
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
ID Code: 58856
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 04 Oct 2012 14:31
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:13
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58856

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