Restriction and Deprivation of Parental Rights in the Context of Enhancing the Social Role of the Family and Strengthening Traditional Spiritual and Moral Values

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Abstract

The article is devoted to the problems of implementing the powers of guardianship and guardianship authorities in the field of deprivation and restriction of parental rights, taking a child away from parents, taking into account the orientation towards preserving a child in a blood family, in conditions of strengthening state policy to protect traditional family values, including the category of morality in the system of regulatory regulators of family law, the introduction in the Russian Federation of a ban on changing gender, propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations, preferences and pedophilia. The conducted survey of specialists of guardianship and guardianship authorities (N= 851 people) showed that these issues cause difficulties in applying them in practice and the need to include them in professional development programs. The article presents the results of the analysis of legislative practice, which showed that to date no special procedural regulations have been created for the consideration of such a category of cases. The authors propose to regulate a special procedure for the consideration of such cases by the courts, which should be based on combining legal means, social mechanisms, psychological diagnosis and expertise capable of ensuring socialisation and correction of the most difficult situations, adapting all means of assistance to the family, including temporary placement of the child in alternative families, to the main goal of preserving and reuniting the birth family.

General Information

Keywords: deprivation of parental rights, restriction of parental rights, restoration of parental rights, legal representative, child’s right to defence, guardianship and custody authority, close relatives, dispositive principle, restriction of parental responsibility, rights of custody

Journal rubric: Interdisciplinary Studies

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2023130420

Funding. The study was carried out within the framework of the state task of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation No. 073-00038-23-01 dated 08.02.2023 “Scientific and methodological substantiation of the grounds and criteria for restriction, deprivation of parental rights and taking a child away from parents in case of an immediate threat to his life or health, risks to his safety and development, interdepartmental interaction”.

Received: 11.10.2023

Accepted:

For citation: Lashkul M.V., Tarasova A.E. Restriction and Deprivation of Parental Rights in the Context of Enhancing the Social Role of the Family and Strengthening Traditional Spiritual and Moral Values [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2023. Vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 294–307. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2023130420. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Marina V. Lashkul, Deputy Director, Center for the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Children, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6907-1881, e-mail: ml-69@yandex.ru

Anna E. Tarasova, PhD in Law, Docent, Expert, Working Group “The Child and His Right to a Family”, Coordination Council under the Government of the Russian Federation for the Implementation of the Decade of Childhood, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3497-9248, e-mail: aet@bk.ru

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