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Children and the law in UK: Children and the law

What this guide contains

Navigate through this guide by clicking on the pertinent  tab you can see above this box (but below the main title of the guide).
 

Below are links to take you to other Bodleian libguides which may help you with your studies in this area.

 

Children and the law: quick start

This guide concentrates on the law of  England & Wales. If you are interested in the status & protection of children in international law we have another guide to help your studies. 

Some of the electronic/online resources and sites which will help with your studies

Holders of an Oxford SSO can consult, via Westlaw UK - Books, the current editions of
Encyclopedia of Social Services and Child Care Law 
Heywood & Massey: Court of Protection Practice
Among the practitioners' texts available to holders of an Oxford SSO via LexisLibrary's Commentary
Child Protection Proceedings: Care and Adoption Orders
A Child's Journey Through Contemporary Issues in Child Protection
Children Act 1989: Local Authority Support for Children and Families
Children Act Private Law Proceedings: A Handbook

This guide concentrates on the law of  England & Wales. If you are interested in the status & protection of children in international law we have another guide to help your studies. 

Printed resources

Halsbury's Laws is the encyclopaedia of law in the England and Wales. The most recent edition is shelved at KZ1 in the main Reading Room on Floor 2.  The volumes on Children and Young People will give you the most important cases, legislation and commentary in that area. Remember to use the Cumulative Supplement to check for any new developments in the law since the volume was printed. (OU members with a current Oxford SSO can access Halsbury's Laws electronically via Lexis®Library. See link below)

The collection of textbooks and monographs on English Law relating to Children and Young Persons is also in the main Reading Room, mainly with shelfmark marks beginning KN176.  However works on Family Law generally, shelved at KN170, may also have  relevant chapters, and you should also scan the books shelved at KN151.1 (children) and 151.2 (young persons). (Click on the tab Books above for more detail about classification.)

Law Library: Reserve Collection

When you search SOLO for texts you may find - especially if the text is recommended on an undergrad reading list - that the location is shown as "Law Library Reserve Collection."  Armed with your University Card/Reader's Ticket, please ask for these books at Enquiry Desk and they will be issued to you for use in the Library.