volume 39, issue 1, P83-101 2016
DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2016.1177256
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Abstract: While section 9(2) of the Children Act 1989 prevents a Local Authority from applying for a child arrangements order directly, a case file study of residence and contact orders made in 2011 found that a significant number of applications for residence orders in the County Court were supported and sometimes even instigated by local authority children’s services (Harding and Newnham, 2015). The findings of the study demonstrate that residence orders often formed part of solutions offered to the family and can eve…

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