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Family Law Week: Known Sperm Donor and Co-parenting Arrangements – a cautionary tale

Family Law Week: Known Sperm Donor and Co-parenting Arrangements – a cautionary tale | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Is it too late to change your mind if you decided against applying for a parental order when your child was born?

Is it too late to change your mind if you decided against applying for a parental order when your child was born? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In the case of Re B (Foreign Surrogacy) [2016] EWFC 77, High Court judge Mrs Justice Theis made a parental order in respect of a child born following a surrogacy arrangement in India in 2010 – six years after the usual six month deadline, and notwithstanding that the parents had previously decided against applying.
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How social workers can manage unregulated contact between children in care and parents

How social workers can manage unregulated contact between children in care and parents | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Jenny Simpson explains the potential positive ways practitioners can harness children in care's social media use
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Corporate parenting, the local offer and personal adviser support - GOV.UK

Corporate parenting, the local offer and personal adviser support - GOV.UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
We invite views on the guidance accompanying sections 1 to 3 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017.

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Knocking at the door to the family courts: two journalists’ experiences, two years apart | The Transparency Project

Knocking at the door to the family courts: two journalists’ experiences, two years apart | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Last month, senior BuzzFeed reporter Emily Dugan spent three days at Birmingham’s central family and civil court, researching a fascinating and in-depth article that detailed the effects of legal aid cuts on people who can’t afford a lawyer and who therefore have to represent themselves. Certain cases she attended, such as eviction applications, are heard […]
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Should children be heard in English family court cases?

Should children be heard in English family court cases? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Campaigners say youngsters should be allowed to put their views to judges.
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How to stop record numbers of children going into care? Help their mothers | Louise Tickle

How to stop record numbers of children going into care? Help their mothers | Louise Tickle | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Women whose children are removed have often been abused and through the care system themselves. Specialist therapy can help break this cycle
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Trying to report the family courts – a BBC reporter’s experience | The Transparency Project

Trying to report the family courts – a BBC reporter’s experience | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Sanchia Berg. Sanchia is a BBC Reporter and tweets as @sanchia7.   “Go down and see what you can get” was the commission from the then Today Editor Ceri Thomas. It was April 27 2009, the first day English Family Courts were open to journalists.I headed for High Holborn with...
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Local Government Lawyer - Family Drug and Alcohol Court and councils to receive £6m+ from social impact bond

Local Government Lawyer - Family Drug and Alcohol Court and councils to receive £6m+ from social impact bond | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) and partner local authorities are to receive £6.2m over seven years through a social impact bond to support its work within the family court system, the Government has announced.
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One third of parents 'drunk in front of their children' - Marilyn Stowe Blog

One third of parents 'drunk in front of their children' - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Half of all parents routinely drink in front of their parents according to a new study.
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Together or apart: the sibling placement dilemma facing social workers

Together or apart: the sibling placement dilemma facing social workers | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Finding a sibling placement where carers or adopters have the right resources to appropriately look after sibling groups is a frequent challenge
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Lancashire Couny Council v Y (Domestic Violence; Adoption) [2017] EWFC B70 (23 June 2017)

Lancashire Couny Council v Y (Domestic Violence; Adoption) [2017] EWFC B70 (23 June 2017) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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In social work assessments, professional opinion can often be recorded as fact

In social work assessments, professional opinion can often be recorded as fact | Children In Law | Scoop.it
An adoptive mother and campaigner shares her experiences of social work assessments, and how unhealthy narratives can be recorded
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Social worker calls on EastEnders to apologise for social worker scene

Social worker calls on EastEnders to apologise for social worker scene | Children In Law | Scoop.it
An open letter posted on the Social Work Tutor Facebook page, which has over 400,000 likes, accuses the BBC of portraying social workers as 'incompetent child snatchers' in EastEnders.
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Adoptive parents sought for four sisters

Adoptive parents sought for four sisters | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Their foster carers say now they are aged 66 they are too old to take them on permanently.
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Abuse allegations in bitter dispute thrown out - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Abuse allegations in bitter dispute thrown out - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Allegations of abuse made by a bitter mother and daughter against the father were untrue, a Family Court judge has ruled.
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Judge not entitled to dismiss father's contact application - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Judge not entitled to dismiss father's contact application - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
It is an accepted principle that a court will not normally re-open a dispute over arrangements for children shortly after making a decision on the matter,
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