First published 1990 by Routledge--T.p. verso.
Formatted Contents Note
1. The historical background 2. A new framework for private law : parental responsibility and children's rights 3. A new framework for public law : local authorities and the courts 4. The organizational context of child protection practice 5. The powers and duties of local authorities : family support and preventive action 6. The acquisition of compulsory powers : first steps 7. Grounds for bringing care or supervision proceedings 8. Preparing a case 9. Presenting a case 10. The outcome of care proceedings.