Safeguards for Young Minds: Young People and Protective Legislation (Second edition)
Richard White, Anthony Harbour and Richard Williams.
Now in its second edition, this key
title is concerned with the law in England and Wales as it applies
to protecting the interests, health, safety and welfare of children
and adolescents. The authors have provided a slim, up-to-date and
easily readable handbook or summary of the most important
legislative provisions that apply to safeguarding children and
The text has been thoroughly revised
and updated. Since the first edition was published, the Human
Rights Act 1998 has become law in the UK. Therefore, Safeguards for
Young Minds now includes a brief overview of that Act. The core of
this book is a summary of the Children Act 1989, the Mental Health
Act 1983 and the Code of Practice to the Mental Health Act. A
series of chapters covers application of the Mental Health Act 1983
to younger people, based on material developed from the Royal
College of Psychiatrists' popular section 12(2) training
Also explained are amendments to the
Children Act 1989 consequent on legal judgments and recent
legislation, such as the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 and the
Adoption and Children Act 2002. Key chapters provide an updated
account of matters relating to consent given by or on behalf of
minors, and there are important additions on new procedures for
courts in England and Wales to follow when appointing and briefing
experts and about what is required of them.
This new edition will meet the needs
of child and adolescent psychiatrists who are training for approval
under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983. It is also
appropriate for social workers who are training as ASWs as it is
directly relevant to assessing and managing young people under the
age of 18.
- Suitable for the day-to-day needs of
all practitioners who work with children and young people.
- Ideal for psychiatrists in training
for section 12(2) approval.
- Valuable for approved social worker
- Recent case and statute law described
- Issues of consent and capacity, and
work with courts, covered in detail.
"The book is well laid out, in bold
print and with easily digestable chapters. It would be a valuable
resource to practitioners as the boundaries between social worker
and mental health nurses become blurred, and we are called upon
more and more to be up-to-date with matters of the law."
Mental Health Nursing
- An overview of the Human Rights Act
- An overview of the Children Act
- Private law orders in the Children
- Public law orders in the Children Act
- Orders in the Children Act 1989 for
- Consent to assessment, examination
- Admission of minors to hospital.
- Restricting liberty under the
Children Act 1989.
- Restricting liberty under the Mental
Health Act 1983.
- Choosing between alternative legal
- Placements, after-care and other
- Wardship and the inherent
jurisdiction of the High Court.
- Special educational needs.
- Complaints procedures.
- Work in the courts.