Case law

Archive of the most important social work case law

Row of legal books

You can search here for key legal rulings affecting children and their families held in public and private law hearings.

The cases cover every area of children’s services and deal with issues such as: child neglect; child sexual abuse; emotional abuse; disabled children; substance misuse; asylum-seeking children; divorce, separation and contact; care proceedings; and looked-after children.

They are written in an accessible and informative way to enable you to get the information you need without being bogged down by legal jargon. You can start searching now by putting your search term in the Search Within Case Law box above.