Gillespie, Alisdair (1999) The care plan. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues (4). ISSN 1360-1326Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Web Journal of Current Legal Issues|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School|
|Deposited On:||04 Oct 2012 14:31|
|Last Modified:||28 Feb 2013 12:47|
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