Brothers and sisters in public law proceedings - assessment, placement, permanence and contact: Frontline Briefing (2020)

Published: 06/02/2020

Author: Monk D, Macvarish J


This briefing considers the law and the role of social workers in the assessment of, and decision-making about, brothers and sisters involved in public law proceedings across five sections:

  1. What are the issues?

  2. Who is a sibling?

  3. Assessing sibling relationships.

  4. Children in care: Ongoing relationships with brothers and sisters.

  5. Relationships with birth siblings post-adoption.