For social workers

These pages explain where to find the law about children who need services; children who are looked after; child protection procedures; and Family Court proceedings. Other topics can be found on the Other Resources page.

Where a subscription is available, Community Care Inform is a good source of information about applying law to practice, highlighting law that applies to Wales.

This series of blog posts by a local authority lawyer in England is helpful. The principles apply in Wales, although some statutory references are different e.g. comment on section 2o Children Act 1989 relates to section 76 Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 in Wales.