Care Proceedings and Learning Disabled Parents: A Handbook for Family Lawyers

A handbook for all those involved in care proceedings where one or both of the parents is learning disabled. The book sets out the relevant governmental policy and guidance in this area; examines the statutory framework relevant to adult learning disability social workers and children's services social workers, where there is a parent with a learning disability; considers and analyses the legal and practical arguments and issues likely to arise in learning disability cases; and concludes by focusing on the reported cases where learning disability has been an important feature.Essential reading for all family lawyers; the judiciary; adult learning disability social workers; child protection social workers; family law students.