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The ethics of state child removal for risk

Devine, Lauren

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In the UK, Local Authorities have a duty to investigate a reasonable suspicion of harm, or the risk of it. This paper discusses the ethics of State child removal when no harm has taken place but a probabilistic determination is made that harm is likely to occur in the future. The paper argues that an ethical framework is needed to regulate this field, and observes that the legal system's largely uncritical reliance on psychological expert reports is unsatisfactory in these cases.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Sep 15, 2018
Publication Date Sep 15, 2018
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Devine, L. (2018, September). The ethics of state child removal for risk. Paper presented at Transparency Project Conference 2018: Risk of Future Emotional Harm, Justified Grounds to Remove Children?
Keywords ethics, child protection, child removal, risk
Publisher URL https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/bl/research/socialjusticeresearchgroup.aspx
Related Public URLs https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/bl/research/socialjusticeresearchgroup.aspx
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Transparency Project Conference 2018: Risk of Future Emotional Harm, Justified Grounds to Remove Children?

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