n. an intervention initiated by the court in behalf of a child's best interest in terms of health, education, and well-being. This is done when parents or primary caregivers are unable or unwilling to provide adequately enough for a child's welfare.

CARE-AND-PROTECTION PROCEEDINGS: "The court can legally intervene for a child through care-and-protection proceedings."
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