The Discharge of Care Orders – a study of England and Wales

By Jessica Roy, Lecturer in child and family welfare and Jo Staines, Associate Professor in youth justice and child welfare

One of the most significant state sanctioned interventions in England and Wales is removing a child from the care of their parents. When children are placed on a care order, it limits the powers a parent has to make decisions about their child and may mean that the child moves to live with foster or kinship carers, or to a residential children’s home.  Placing a child on a care order has a lasting impact on the child and their family and is rightly the subject of much political and social debate. (more…)

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