British Psychological Society, Debate
The text is most useful for colleagues working in child and adolescent health or social care but some content is pertinent to educational psychologists. However, the text as a whole can help educational psychologists to understand the complexity of legislation affecting the practice of colleagues encountered at case conferences and in the course of multi-agency working.
Anthony Harbour's Children with Mental Disorder and the Law is a welcome addition to this field, not least due to its accessible writing style, which will appeal to practitioners and students alike... Clearly written by the contributors, there are a number of strengths to this book: it is logical in its design and structure; it is insightful and informative and provides a coherent lucidity to a complex area... This book can be highly recommended as a thorough guide and valuable contribution to this particular area of the law.
Mental Health Today
Anthony Harbour is a solicitor and an experienced trainer of child and adolescent psychiatrists, and health and social service professionals. He writes in a clear, straightforward way, unburdened by laborious legalese. The book is a safe, reliable resource at times of need.
Children and Young People Now
This is a really useful book for anyone wanting to know more about the law in relation to children's mental health. It is authoritative, but still easy to read. The layout is clear and allows the reader to dip in and out to find references to the information that is relevant to them.
Professional Social Work
Full of important must have information if you work with children and young people.