The Children Act

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A brilliant, emotionally-wrenching novel from the bestselling author of Atonement, now a major film starring Emma Thompson and Stanley TucciFiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out. She visits the boy in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.'Compulsively readable' The Times'A powerful, humane novel' Evening Standard

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As her marriage to Jack Faye (Stanley Tucci) flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Dame Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work ... The Victorian Government acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present. The Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (the Act) establishes the legislative framework governing child wellbeing and providing child protection and out-of-home care services in NSW.. This section provides a summary of the legislative framework that supports child protection and child wellbeing in NSW, including the Keep Them Safe reforms. The Children Act is a stirring, well-intentioned piece of classy British cinema that will satisfy but ultimately sadden its intended audience, propped up by Emma Thompson's wonderfully complex, moving performance and strong supporting work from Fionn Whitehead (and Stanley Tucci, in a more thankless, underdeveloped role).