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This article examines some pertinent features of US child protection law, with the aim of considering what lessons can be learnt from those features, either with an eye to incorporating good elements into our domestic law or rejecting approaches which have proved to be ineffective or even damaging. In particular, consideration is given to the standard of proof in child abuse cases and to 'moral panics' stemming from child abuse scandals.
Formerly entitled the Ancillary Relief Handbook this is the first resort for thousands of...