place of safety order


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place of safety order

n
(Law) social welfare law (in Britain) under the Children and Young Persons Act 1969, an order granted by a justice to a person or agency granting authority to detain a child or young person and take him or her to a place of safety for not more than 28 days, because of the child's actual or likely ill-treatment or neglect, etc
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The court was told after the attack, the woman was made the subject of a place of safety order with a local authority having guardianship of her.
He told of the baby with a fractured skull that social workers had removed from a home on one of their twice daily visits, despite the fact they had sought, but had been refused, a place of safety order.
The inquiry gave rise to the Children Act which abolished the place of safety order and said all cases of alleged child abuse had to be brought before a proper court within three days, and declared the child's interest paramount.
In February 1977 he was taken away from his parents and put under a place of safety order at Pelham House School in Cumbria.
Police stations were used for one in three place of safety orders, which involve removing a mentally ill person from a pubs lic place to a place of safety.
The Act abolished notorious Place of Safety Orders and said all cases of alleged child abuse had to be brought before a proper court within three days, and declared the child's interest paramount.