Practice Guidance

Neglect: the impact of the legal framework and threshold condition on decision making

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Introduction

Contents What is neglect? Neglect and the threshold condition for making a care order How the threshold affects child protection decisions Neglected children as children in need How the welfare test operates in cases involving child neglect Why the law often requires support to be given to neglectful parents Persuading the court that sufficient support […]

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