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A History of Scottish Child Protection Law$
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Kenneth McK. Norrie

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474444170

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444170.001.0001

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Emergency and Interim Protection

Emergency and Interim Protection

(p.280) 9. Emergency and Interim Protection
A History of Scottish Child Protection Law

Kenneth McK. Norrie

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter explores two separate but related issues: the development of the rules for emergency protection of children, and the development of the rules that allow interim measures to be taken. With emergency protection, the chapter examines the creation and changing criteria for “place of safety warrants”, and then analyses the problems with these warrants, brought to public attention in the Orkney Child Abuse Case, which led to the Clyde Report of 1992 and the replacement of place of safety warrants with child protection orders. Interim measures have been available since the earliest child protection legislation, and the structure of the process to be followed has changed very little since 1889 to the present day, though the measures available on an interim basis have changed from warrants to interim compulsory supervision orders. The chapter ends with an examination of the definition through the years of “place of safety”.

Keywords:   Place of safety warrants, Orkney child abuse case, Clyde Report (1992), Child protection orders, Warrants, Interim compulsory supervision orders

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