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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A further 18,349 occurred following admission, with 2,983 detentions following a place of safety order and 257 after the revocation of a CTO.
Bring back the place of safety order. In my day, if we were concerned about a child's safety, we could get on order from a magistrate to remove that child from its parents to a place of safety.
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.