Source Social Work Today 25 February 2023
New analysis of court applications that seek to deprive children of their liberty in England and Wales has exposed the extreme vulnerability of the children involved.
The research was carried out by Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (Nuffield FJO) and involved studying applications made to the family division of the high court to deprive children of their liberty where there were concerns about their welfare. Nuffield FJO says the analysis now raises further questions about the severe shortage of appropriate provision to meet their needs.
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