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A History of Scottish Child Protection Law

Kenneth McK. Norrie


This book explores the development of Scottish child protection law from its earliest days in the poor law, tracing the changing assumptions that underlay child protection processes, and the radical shift of emphasis from private (charitable) endeavour to public (local authority) duty. This book looks at the developing legal processes for removing children from abusive or neglectful environments, explores how child offenders and child victims came to be dealt with in the same processes, and examines the reasons why Scots law has managed to continue to cleave its own procedural path in the cont ... More

Keywords: Poor law, Child protection, Neglected children, Juvenile court, Children’s hearing, Fostering of children, Forced emigration, Adoption

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474444170
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444170.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth McK. Norrie, author
Strathclyde Law School