Legislative Background to the Treatment of Children and Young People Living Apart from their Parents: Report for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

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An historical examination of the child protection legislation applicable in Scotland from 1845 to the present day; an analysis of primary and secondary legislation regulating the running of different forms of residential establishment for children and young persons, and regulating the practice of fostering of children.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Commissioning bodyScottish Child Abuse Inquiry
Number of pages406
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2017


  • child protection
  • children's homes
  • fostering of children
  • juvenile courts
  • children's hearings
  • children and young persons (Scotland) Act 1937
  • supervision of children
  • education law
  • mental health law
  • local authority care of children
  • borstal institutions
  • care inspectorate
  • private fostering
  • secure accommodation
  • emigration of children
  • corporal punishment
  • civil liability
  • international child law

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