By Michael D.A. Freeman
Considers the legislations in regards to the 1989 young ones Act, the counsel issued by means of the govt, the rules and the issues prone to be skilled in day-by-day perform. Social employees and legal professionals will use the publication as a consultant to the complexities of the recent felony framework.
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Cases of sexual abuse are one such example. 6 Another was the recent case where indirect contact was ordered to be established in the expectation that direct contact could be reconsidered when the children were older. 7 The mother was frightened of the father and the children (three and one at parting) could not remember him. There were also difficulties in making suitable arrangements. But it was said that without contact the children might fantasise about their father. The child's right to know his or her siblings has also been affirmed recently by the Court of Appeal.
The leave requirement for grandparents could, therefore, be dropped if it was thought to be causing unnecessary problems. Grandparents formerly used wardship as we1l 2? and they can continue to do so. 8 orders. If the leave requirement becomes burdensome (if, for example, leave becomes difficult to obtain), it may be expected that there will be wardship applications. For this reason (if for no other), it is not expected that leave in the genuine case will constitute an impediment of any weight.
It means in effect that all three tiers of court will be able to make decisions that previously might have to have been taken by a High Court judge. The orders (s. 8(1» (a) A residence order means an order 'setting the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live'. It focuses on arrangements for the child, not on who has authority over the child. This, by virtue of the concept of continuing parental responsibility, is retained by both parents. Although the Act says 'person', residence orders can be made in favour of more than one person (see Lord Mackay, Hansard, HL vol.
Children, their Families and the Law: Working with the Children Act by Michael D.A. Freeman