The book provides a critical account of current practice in emergency child protection, it identifies good practice and make proposals for reform.
About the Authors.
Chapter 1 Emergency powers for child protection.
Chapter 2 The development of emergency powers.
Chapter 3 The police, child protection and police protection.
Chapter 4 Working together? The police, social services and police protection.
Chapter 5 Children, families and applications for Emergency Protection Orders.
Chapter 6 Local authority decisions to seek emergency protection.
Chapter 7 The court process in emergency protection cases.
Chapter 8 The EPO and afterwards.
Chapter 9 Emergency intervention – Reassessment and Reform.
Appendix A. Details o Research Methods.
Appendix B. List of Cases.