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In Harms Way Teresa Thornhill

In Harms Way By Teresa Thornhill

In Harms Way by Teresa Thornhill


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Summary

When the system fails the parents, how can it protect the children?

Welcome to the secretive world of the Family Court.

In Harms Way Summary

In Harms Way: The memoir of a child protection lawyer from the most secretive court in England and Wales the Family Court by Teresa Thornhill

When the system fails the parents, how can it protect the children?

Welcome to the secretive world of the Family Court.

What's it like to act for a father who has recently overcome his drug problem but risks losing his beloved son to foster care??

Or to represent a young mother whose abusive childhood has left her depressed and struggling to cope, to the point where the local authority is seeking to persuade the Family Court to place her small children for adoption?

In this hard-hitting account of her work representing parents in care proceedings in the Family Court, child protection lawyer Teresa Thornhill conveys the dilemmas inherent in the job and shows how our under-resourced system of child protection in both its social work and legal aspects often fails to provide support that could enable the most vulnerable parents to continue to care for their children.

In Harms Way Reviews

Should be required reading for those who care about how society treats our most vulnerable citizens. Louise Allen, Sunday Times bestselling author

This timely book resonated with my experiences as a childrens social worker and probation officer; its a refreshingly honest account of our dysfunctional child protection system. Joanna Hughes, former childrens social worker and probation officer.

'This thought provoking book should be required reading for all involved in the safeguarding of children and young people in England today. The author has had a lifetime of hard-earned experience in working as a lawyer in the Family Court. She distils this experience into a comprehensive yet easily readable account of how the Court operates, illustrating the processes with case histories of the experiences of such children. Her empathy and compassion for them shines through as do her positive suggestions for improving the care and best interests of highly vulnerable families.' Professor Sir Al Aynsley Green Kt, former first Childrens Commissioner for England and Professor Emeritus, University College London.

'This is a brave, compelling, sometimes times angry account of the professional and personal life of a childcare barrister, who is also a mother, working in the Family courts over a period of 30 yearsAt times uplifting, at times depressing, I thoroughly recommend this book for childcare practitioners, those who work in the Family Law system and those who dont but want to know more.' Sarah Forster, retired Deputy District Judge

About Teresa Thornhill

Teresa Thornhill is a recently retired child protection barrister who has practised both at the bar of England and Wales and in-house within various local authority legal departments, representing parents, children and social workers.

Her previous books include Hara Hotel: The Refugee Journey from Syria to Greece: A Tale of Syrian Refugees in Greece, Sweet Tea with Cardamom: A Journey through Iraqi Kurdistan, and The Curtain Maker of Beirut: Conversations with the Lebanese.

Teresa paints and is a keen long-distance walker.

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NGR9780008657840
9780008657840
000865784X
In Harms Way: The memoir of a child protection lawyer from the most secretive court in England and Wales the Family Court by Teresa Thornhill
New
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2024-03-14
304
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