Prioritising Sibling Relationships for Looked After Children

Fiona Jones, Christine Jones

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    Abstract

    This is a complex area, involving several different legal processes, with associated legislation and guidance. Overall, looked after children have few enforceable rights at present in law in relation to placement and contact with siblings. It is clear that legislative change is needed to enable them to have rights they can vindicate, in order to maintain sibling relationships. We propose the following changes. The current situation and justification for proposed changes are set out in the accompanying paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

    Keywords

    • children in care
    • looked after chiildren
    • sibling contact

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