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Assessing the credibility of witnesses | Child Protection Resource

RT @C_P_Resource: Assessing witness credibility in court; we need to be alert to the fallibility of memory http://t.co/aJFt4xewY1
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Why do home visits matter in child protection? - Community Care

Why do home visits matter in child protection? - Community Care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Child protection consultant Joanna Nicolas explains why home visits are important and what to look for.
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Migrant care leavers ‘left destitute’

Migrant care leavers ‘left destitute’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Migrant children who enter the UK unaccompanied are frequently left “destitute and in limbo” when they leave the care system, a charity has claimed.
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Lack of anonymity leads to sperm donor decline

Lack of anonymity leads to sperm donor decline | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Anonymous sperm donors are a thing of the past in the UK. In 2005, a change in the law removed anonymity for donors. This means that when a child who was born as the result of a donation turns 18, they are allowed to access their donor’s information.
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VULNERABLE ADULTS: 18 days to C-Day

VULNERABLE ADULTS: 18 days to C-Day | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Consultation on Family Procedure Rules 2010 amendments
Family Procedure Rules Committee (‘FPRC’) have produced a draft set of rules and put them out for consultation.
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F (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 726 (14 May 2013)

F (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 726 (14 May 2013) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The dangers when McKenzie Friends go beyond their role... http://t.co/qWef8R1r7y
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Re A (A Child) (Contact Order: Child’s Contact with Father Where Contact Detrimental to Mother’s Mental Health) [2015] EWCA Civ 910

Re A (A Child) (Contact Order: Child’s Contact with Father Where Contact Detrimental to Mother’s Mental Health) [2015] EWCA Civ 910 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The father’s appeal from a decision making no order for direct contact on the basis that contact was detrimental to the mother’s mental health was refused.
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Social workers ‘pressured’ to downgrade child protection cases as referrals surge

Social workers ‘pressured’ to downgrade child protection cases as referrals surge | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Survey of more than 1,000 children’s social workers finds almost half have been pressured to reclassify child protection cases to a lower level of intervention
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Adoption waiting time falls sharply

Adoption waiting time falls sharply | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The time spent children in care spend waiting for adoption has fallen sharply, new figures reveal.
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Couple win fight to save three-year-old grandson from adoption

Couple win fight to save three-year-old grandson from adoption | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judge Richard Bond told a hearing at Bournemouth Family Court that the couple could look after their grandson and that the grandfather came across as determined, clear and articulate.
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Busting more Myth Buster myths...

Busting more Myth Buster myths... | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In November 2014 I wrote about the Adoption Myth Buster Guide, see here : Take me to your Leadership Board. I said that it had been confirmed that the “top QC” who had authored the guide was in fac...
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The journalist who believes that lawyers always lie? | The Transparency Project

The journalist who believes that lawyers always lie? | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
My post @seethrujustice on breathtaking @Telegraph article which accuses barristers of wholesale misconduct http://t.co/Yrq1KLy57T
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Family Lore Case Digest: F (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 726 (14 May 2013)

Family Lore Case Digest: F (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 726 (14 May 2013) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
F (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 726 (14 May 2013): Care proceedings. Application by mother for per... http://t.co/bXzcUOPcNV #familylaw
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Children to remain with grandparents despite mother being fit to care for them

Children to remain with grandparents despite mother being fit to care for them | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Occasionally a judgment is published long after it was handed down. Over the weekend Bailii published several ‘old’ judgments. I have already written here about one of them, Re F (Children).
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Family Law Week: Children Public Law Update (September 2015)

Family Law Week: Children Public Law Update (September 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Children Public Law Update (September 2015) http://t.co/VfpWixkIig
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Adoption Statistics – Again – Part 3 | The Transparency Project

Adoption Statistics – Again – Part 3 | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
RT @seethrujustice: The Adoption Statistics Saga continues (we think this is the LAST installment!) : http://t.co/BguUPG3kiI #phew
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C-DAY – 17: INTERMEDIARIES FOR A VULNERABLE MOTHER; AND A TEMPLATE JUDGMENT

C-DAY – 17: INTERMEDIARIES FOR A VULNERABLE MOTHER; AND A TEMPLATE JUDGMENT | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Composite threshold document My fellow family law blogger, @suesspiciousminds, wrote about OCC v B & T and the judgment of HHJ Owens at http://suesspiciousminds.com/2015/06/20/composite-threshold-a-living-example/. OCC is a care case (for the...
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How social workers can use attachment theory in direct work - Community Care

How social workers can use attachment theory in direct work - Community Care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
David Shemmings explains how attachment-based concepts can support effective direct work
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Removal of a child from prospective adopter

Removal of a child from prospective adopter | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
I have written about a few of these cases since Holman J’s decision in December 2014, but this one is rather out of the ordinary.
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What Does Nanny Case Reversal Say About Shaken Baby Syndrome? - WBUR

What Does Nanny Case Reversal Say About Shaken Baby Syndrome? - WBUR | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A pediatrician who's an expert in child abuse says that despite the striking reversal in Boston's latest nanny case, there are hundreds of clear shaken baby syndrome cases nationwide each year, and the diagnosis itself is not in question.
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Court of Appeal orders adoption retrial

Court of Appeal orders adoption retrial | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Court of Appeal has set aside an adoption and ordered that the case be retried.
In a recently published judgment, the Court dealt with the youngest of seven children.
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Litigants in person costs awards

Litigants in person costs awards | Children In Law | Scoop.it
It's a little known thing that under rule 46.5 of the Civil Procedure Rules (which do apply to family proceedings - see FPR 28.2) the court may award a litigant in person their costs. This has been...
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Child taken from high flying Brit mum by SHARIA COURT because she 'disobeyed ... - Express.co.uk

Child taken from high flying Brit mum by SHARIA COURT because she 'disobeyed ... - Express.co.uk | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A BRITISH mum is desperately fighting for custody of her five-year-old son who was taken away from her by a sharia court - which accused her of disobeying her husband and being un-Islamic. 
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The Curious Case of The Court, The Commentators, The Woman, and Her Baby - ICLR

The Curious Case of The Court, The Commentators, The Woman, and Her Baby - ICLR | Children In Law | Scoop.it
How the family courts were induced to deliver open justice by caesarean section There is a story here which is a sad one, about a woman and her baby, and how they were separated, and why.
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