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Coming of age has the Children Act 1989 lived up to its promise

Coming of age has the Children Act 1989 lived up to its promise Editorial Coming of age: has the Children Act 1989 lived up to its promise? Rupert Hughes Centre for Social Policy, Dartington, UK Wendy Rose The Open University, UK This special edition, with a second one to follow, The Bill before Parliament emerged from a five- marks 21 years of Royal Assent to the Children Act year process of analysis and consultation. After 1989. We have chosen 21 years as it used to be Royal Assent, much greater efforts than usual were the age at which children moved to adulthood with made in the next two years up to implementation a ceremonial handing over of the door key, even of the major provisions in October 1991 to though under the Act, 18 is a more important legal inform and explain its principles to professionals, boundary. We, the guest editors, were both at the authorities and the courts through advice, guidance time in the Department of Health (then responsible and training. Implementation in practice continued. for children’s social services) and closely involved The Act was wide-ranging, covering most in the process of taking the Act through Parliament aspects of child law other than adoption, and, for some years after, in efforts http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Children's Services Emerald Publishing

Coming of age has the Children Act 1989 lived up to its promise

Journal of Children's Services , Volume 5 (2): 5 – Jun 30, 2010

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1746-6660
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10.5042/jcs.2010.0296
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Editorial Coming of age: has the Children Act 1989 lived up to its promise? Rupert Hughes Centre for Social Policy, Dartington, UK Wendy Rose The Open University, UK This special edition, with a second one to follow, The Bill before Parliament emerged from a five- marks 21 years of Royal Assent to the Children Act year process of analysis and consultation. After 1989. We have chosen 21 years as it used to be Royal Assent, much greater efforts than usual were the age at which children moved to adulthood with made in the next two years up to implementation a ceremonial handing over of the door key, even of the major provisions in October 1991 to though under the Act, 18 is a more important legal inform and explain its principles to professionals, boundary. We, the guest editors, were both at the authorities and the courts through advice, guidance time in the Department of Health (then responsible and training. Implementation in practice continued. for children’s social services) and closely involved The Act was wide-ranging, covering most in the process of taking the Act through Parliament aspects of child law other than adoption, and, for some years after, in efforts

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Journal of Children's ServicesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 30, 2010

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