Druglink article 1993 – The Children Act by Patricia Kearney and Gillian Norman-Bruce

The children Act 1989 prioritises child welfare and places duties on local authorities and other agencies working with parents and children. It also provides new opportunities for agencies such as drug agencies to advocate on behalf of and gain support for clients who are parents or young people. Unlike previous legislation, the Act emphasises working with parents and the need for children to remain with their parents with appropriate support.

The Children Act (PDF)

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