Child Safety: What Judges and Lawyers Need to Know (Chapter 15 in Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and State Agencies in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases. 3rd Ed.)
Lund, Therese R. Renne, Jennifer.
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Intended for judges and attorneys, this chapter summarizes key aspects regarding child safety by presenting tools to logically and methodically assess the threat of danger facing a child, the child’s vulnerability, and the protective capacities of the parent. It also distinguishes between safety plans and case plans and explores whether it is possible to remove the danger and not the child. Finally, guidance is provided on how to determine when it is safe to return a child. 11 references.
child safety; child abuse; child neglect; safety assessment; guidelines; family reunification; Removing child from home; JUDICIAL DECISIONS; JUDICIAL ROLE; LAWYERS ROLE