place of safety order


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place of safety order

in Scots law, a child may be removed compulsorily from his family home into the care of the local authority under a place of safety order. The child can be detained at the place of safety for up to seven days, during which arrangements can be made for a children's hearing to determine whether or not the child is in need of care. The equivalent order in England is an EMERGENCY PROTECTION ORDER.
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At the hospital parents held place of safety orders which were made out for 28 or 21 days.
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.