A History of Scottish Child Protection Law

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This book identifies the roots of child protection law in Scotland and traces its development to the present day. It looks at court process, outcomes, the regulation of protective environments, as well as emergency measures and aftercare. It has separate chapters on forced emigration of vulnerable children, and adoption of children.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages406
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 4744 4420 0
ISBN (Print)978 1 4744 4417 0, 978 1 4744 4419 4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2020


  • child protection
  • Scots Law
  • Scottish laws

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