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Family Lore Case Digest: CS (Finding of Fact) [2014] EWFC B171 (17 December 2014)

Family Lore Case Digest: CS (Finding of Fact) [2014] EWFC B171 (17 December 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
CS (Finding of Fact) [2014] EWFC B171 (17 December 2014): Fact finding hearing in care proceedings ... http://t.co/Hu8zzjoonX #familylaw
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Mother in contact dispute threatened with prison

Mother in contact dispute threatened with prison | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A mother involved in a contact dispute with her daughter’s father has been threatened with prison.In T (A Child), the former couple’s daughter was approaching her 12th birthday.
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D (A Child: Private Law Proceedings) [2014] EWHC 2749 (Fam) (24 July 2014)

D (A Child: Private Law Proceedings) [2014] EWHC 2749 (Fam) (24 July 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
RT @worcsmediation: Wise words for conflicted parents http://t.co/FYF9govrPf re the problems that #Family #Mediation can help them to avoid…
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Child Maintenance charges lead to drop in parents seeking help

Child Maintenance charges lead to drop in parents seeking help | Children In Law | Scoop.it
An application charge for parents to access the new Child Maintenance Service (CMS) has led to a significant drop in the number seeking help, a charity claims.
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Court rejects compensation bid for mother’s alcoholism

Court rejects compensation bid for mother’s alcoholism | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a claim for criminal injuries compensation for damage caused to a child by her mother’s alcoholism.
In CP (A Child) v First-Tier Tribunal, the girl was born in June 2007, making her now seven years old.
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Child Sexual Exploitation (Birmingham injunction case)

Child Sexual Exploitation  (Birmingham injunction case) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This case, in which Keehan J made wide-ranging injunctions against a number of men who he was satisfied had been involved in grooming children for nefarious purposes, made the news.
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Sir James Munby: I did not change the adoption law

Sir James Munby: I did not change the adoption law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has claimed that a previous ruling he made was never intended to change the law on adoption.
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I know how 'Kafkaesque' the Family Court can be - Telegraph.co.uk

I know how 'Kafkaesque' the Family Court can be - Telegraph.co.uk | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The latest example of one father's treatment at the hands of the Family Court feels all too familiar to Neil Lyndon
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Rules for babies 'from three people'

Rules for babies 'from three people' | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The rules for creating babies from three people - which state only two would be classed as parents - have been announced by the UK government.
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Family court transparency ‘will result in death’ – commissioner

Family court transparency ‘will result in death’ – commissioner | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Deputy children’s commissioner says the greater opening of family courts could have unintended consequences.
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Fall in parents applying for child maintenance help continues as charges bite

Fall in parents applying for child maintenance help continues as charges bite | Children In Law | Scoop.it
New government figures indicate thousands more parents are being deterred from seeking help from the new Child Maintenance Service after fees were brought in this summer, warns Gingerbread.
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Failures by social services led to death of baby

Failures by social services led to death of baby | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Review finds Child A died after being left in care of mother who was known to have taken heroin throughout pregnancy
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Japan Vows to Sign International Child Abduction Treaty

Japan Vows to Sign International Child Abduction Treaty | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Japan says it will sign a treaty on child abductions, addressing one of the few rifts in relations with its main ally the United States.
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Legal aid statistics: July 2014 to September 2014 - Publications - GOV.UK

Legal aid statistics: July 2014 to September 2014 - Publications - GOV.UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Latest legal aid stats 07/14 - 09/14: 130 exceptional funding applications in family law - only 5 granted http://t.co/igEASzFRfo
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B (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1623

B (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1623 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
B (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1623 - Judgment: Appeal by father against a judgment in which the judge made certain ... http://t.co/zxwmm9mvcv
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The birth of the CSA: regulations, damn regulations

The birth of the CSA: regulations, damn regulations | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Back in the early 1990s I was appointed to chair appeals to a Child Support Agency (CSA) tribunal. The CSA has of course since metamorphosed into the Child Maintenance Service.
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Council failures leave teens ‘homeless and vulnerable’

Council failures leave teens ‘homeless and vulnerable’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Local authorities are failing in their legal duty to protect teenagers who are ending up homeless and at risk of abuse as a result, a new report claims.
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Family Court ‘treated father like Kafka character’

Family Court ‘treated father like Kafka character’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A father was treated like the main character in Franz Kafka’s famous novel The Trial by the Family Court, a senior judge has declared.
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Denying a father contact by John Bolch

Denying a father contact by John Bolch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A basic principle of family law is that it is almost always in the interests of a child to have contact with the parent with whom the child is not living.
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Adoptions climb by more than a quarter

Adoptions climb by more than a quarter | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The number of adoptions increased by more than a quarter in the year to March 2014, according to new figures from the Department for Education.
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Social workers knew of mother’s drug problems, review finds

Social workers knew of mother’s drug problems, review finds | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Social workers in Sunderland left a newborn baby in the care of her drug addict mother despite knowing that she had been using heroin throughout her pregnancy, a review has found.
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Learning difficulties assessments – High Ct judgment « 11KBW Education Law Blog

Learning difficulties assessments – High Ct judgment « 11KBW Education Law Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Clear now?

Clear now? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Telegraph this morning runs a "Top Family Judge" story :"Social workers must not ‘shy away’ from adoption – top family judge. Sir James Munby seeks to head off collapse in adoption placements w...
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Re G (Contact) [2014] EWCA Civ 1173

Re G (Contact) [2014] EWCA Civ 1173 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The child at the centre of this appeal is a girl, E, born 4th November 2003 and therefore now aged 10½ years.
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Sir James Munby: 'Re B-S ruling has not changed the law on adoption' - Community Care

Sir James Munby: 'Re B-S ruling has not changed the law on adoption' - Community Care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
President of the family division at the High Court has emphasised 'with as much force as possible' that adoption law remains the same
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