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Mental health tests for children entering care delayed - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Mental health tests for children entering care delayed - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Department for Education has announced that its plans to assess the mental health of children entering the care system have been postponed.
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Parental Alienation Awareness Day 2017 – What Alienated Parents Don’t Know and What Alienating Parents Won’t Tell Them (and Why They Won’t Tell Them)

Parental Alienation Awareness Day 2017 –          What Alienated Parents Don’t Know and What Alienating Parents Won’t Tell Them (and Why They Won’t Tell Them) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Another Parental Alienation Awareness Day rolls around and I am thinking of all the children missing out on their parent's love and all the parents who are thinking of their children and wondering how they are today. Because today is Parental Alienation Awareness Day, the emphasis being upon the word awareness, I thought it might be…
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Local Government Lawyer - Care applications by councils reach record level with 13.8% rise in single year

Local Government Lawyer - Care applications by councils reach record level with 13.8% rise in single year | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Sir Martin Narey to lead fostering stocktake

Sir Martin Narey to lead fostering stocktake | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Read Sir Martin Narey to lead fostering stocktake and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now
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Children’s Commissioner worries about ‘pinball’ kids - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Children’s Commissioner worries about ‘pinball’ kids - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Research by Children's Commissioner highlights the repeated upheavals experienced by children in the care system
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Social worker ‘exaggerated’ threats from father - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Social worker ‘exaggerated’ threats from father - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Social worker who made untrue claims was left high and dry by his managers, a Judge has concluded
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Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines

Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines are legal terms used to determine a children’s rights and wishes; find out how they are applied or assessed.
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Abuse victims have ‘mixed feelings’ about social work interventions

Abuse victims have ‘mixed feelings’ about social work interventions | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A new study finds social workers were described with "deep ambivalence" by victims of child sexual abuse in the family
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Local Government Lawyer - Care applications by councils reach record level with 13.8% rise in single year

Local Government Lawyer - Care applications by councils reach record level with 13.8% rise in single year | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Cost of tri-borough collapse set to top £1.5m

Cost of tri-borough collapse set to top £1.5m | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Read Cost of tri-borough collapse set to top £1.5m and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now
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Howard League launches legal challenge on behalf of boy held in cell 23 hours a day - The Justice Gap

Howard League launches legal challenge on behalf of boy held in cell 23 hours a day - The Justice Gap | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A legal challenge, brought by the Howard League for Penal Reform on behalf of a boy who has been held in prolonged solitary confinement in a London prison, will be heard by the High Court today. For long periods of his time in the Feltham prison for male juveniles and young offenders, the boy, whose …
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Local Government Lawyer - Fall in decisions for adoption orders halted but local variation remains: report

Local Government Lawyer - Fall in decisions for adoption orders halted but local variation remains: report | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Government to investigate how foster care can be improved

Government to investigate how foster care can be improved | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Department for Education has launched a stocktake and consultation on current foster care provision and how it can be improved
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Resilience, Responsibility and Recovery: Healing the Wounds of Parental Alienation

Resilience, Responsibility and Recovery: Healing the Wounds of Parental Alienation | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Helping children and young people to heal from alienation is not a difficult task when one understands the process they need to go through in order to do that.  For there is a clear and easily followed path to assisting children and young people in these circumstances. I know that because I have walked that…
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Judge criticises council’s failure to support ‘intimidated’ social worker

Judge criticises council’s failure to support ‘intimidated’ social worker | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A family court judge has criticised Gloucestershire council for failing to support a social worker who made false claims about the danger posed to him and his family by a father he felt threatened by. The “panicking” social worker escaped censure by the court despite his behaviour being deemed unprofessional. But District Judge Howell said […]
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Children waiting 100 days longer than adults for sexual abuse investigations to go to court, figures show

Children waiting 100 days longer than adults for sexual abuse investigations to go to court, figures show | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Child sex abuse victims are waiting 100 days longer than adults for their cases to go to court, a report has found, prompting calls for more to be done to give underage victims access to the support they desperately need. A report by the Children’s Commissioner reveals that in the year 2015-16, the median length of time for investigations of child sex abuse cases was 248 days, compared with 147 for adult sexual offences – a total of 101 days less. A quarter of cases took considerably longer, some 393 days or more.
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McKenzie Friends ‘exploit fathers’ rights groups’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog

McKenzie Friends ‘exploit fathers’ rights groups’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
McKenzie Friends working with fathers' rights groups are "highly problematic" a legal academic has claimed
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Family Law Week: Re Case K (no 2) (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008) [2017] EWHC 783 (Fam)

Family Law Week: Re Case K (no 2) (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008) [2017] EWHC 783 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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