Care Proceedings and Learning Disabled Parents

A Handbook for Family Lawyers (Second Edition)

By Abigail Bond

Contributions by: Anna Pauffley

This handbook has been developed for all those involved in UK care proceedings where one or both of the parents is learning disabled. The book sets out the relevant UK policy and guidance in this area. It considers and analyzes the legal and practical arguments, as well as the issues likely to arise in learning disability cases, and it concludes by focusing on the reported cases where learning disability has been an important feature. This second edition has been comprehensively updated to provide an invaluable guide to this complex area for family lawyers and social workers. Contents include: Learning Disabled Parenting: The Framework * Supported Learning Disabled Parenting: The Policy and the Law * Learning Disabled Parenting: The Research Base * Discrimination against the Learning Disabled Parent? The Threshold Test and the Need for Parenting Support * Protected Parties and the Litigation Friend * Learning Disability: Case Summaries. [Subject: Family Law]

Publication Date: 3/18/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781846618178