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Calls for probe into forced adoptions

Groups representing birth mothers and adopted people have called for an investigation into the scale of forced and illegal adoptions in Ireland.
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No5 - Re H (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 583: Appealing decisions out of time and procedural rules for litigants in person

No5 - Re H (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 583: Appealing decisions out of time and procedural rules for litigants in person | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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‘No evidence’ to support abuse allegations

‘No evidence’ to support abuse allegations | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Family Court has ruled that there is “no evidential basis” for a number of abuse allegations made by a mother against her former husband.
The parents met when the mother was 15 and the father was 17.
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Family Court finds mother responsible for child’s injuries

Family Court finds mother responsible for child’s injuries | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Family Court has ruled that a mother was responsible for her infant son’s injuries.
When the boy was six months old, he suffered “a broken leg and several broken bones in both of his feet”.
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CH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor (Child support:maintenance assessments/calculations) [2015] UKUT 381 (AAC)

CH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor (Child support:maintenance assessments/calculations) [2015] UKUT 381 (AAC) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Appeal concerning whether the non-resident father was an employed earner for assessment purposes on his return from working in the US. Appeal allowed.
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Re M (A Child: Wardship) [2015] EWHC 2192 (Fam)

Re M (A Child: Wardship) [2015] EWHC 2192 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The father's application for a stay of wardship proceedings on the basis that the Singapore court was the more appropriate forum was refused.
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London Borough of Redbridge v SNA [2015] EWHC 2140 (Fam)

London Borough of Redbridge v SNA [2015] EWHC 2140 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The local authority application to invoke the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court to protect young people in its area from a man who was perceived to present a sexual risk was refused.
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High Court orders FGM protection for three girls

High Court orders FGM protection for three girls | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Family Division of the High Court has put three sisters under protection from female genital mutilation (FGM).
All three of the girls, aged six, nine and 12, were made subjects of a protection order designed specifically to prevent the practice.
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Children and the family: legal questions answered by Mark Christie

Children and the family: legal questions answered by Mark Christie | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Solicitor Mark Christie is head of the children’s department here at Stowe Family Law. In this special feature, he answers some of the many questions that have brought visitors to the Marilyn Stowe Blog over the last few weeks.
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A lie can get round the world before the truth has put its boots on | The Transparency Project

A lie can get round the world before the truth has put its boots on | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
As explained by @SVPhillimore here http://t.co/uvCiBT0Hsd https://t.co/ZUFxqT9qmH
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P (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B101 (25 February 2015)

P (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B101 (25 February 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
@suesspiciousmin Paragraph 70 is a concern: http://t.co/SWSjZTYuaH
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Family Lore Case Digest: P (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B101 (25 February 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: P (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B101 (25 February 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
P (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B101 (25 February 2015): Care proceedings concerning a 16 year old girl... http://t.co/230qbqmuTk #familylaw
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Family law: UN advises Britain to make smacking children illegal

Family law: UN advises Britain to make smacking children illegal | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The United Nations Human Rights Committee has appealed to the UK to ban parents smacking children and promote other 'non-violent forms of discipline,' the BBC reports.
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Couple fail in bid to look after granddaughter

Couple fail in bid to look after granddaughter | Children In Law | Scoop.it
An Essex couple have claimed that they were not allowed to take on the care of their granddaughter because of their age.
They looked after the three year-old girl after her mother was hospitalised for mental health issues.
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M (A Child: wardship) [2015] EWHC 2192 (Fam)

M (A Child: wardship) [2015] EWHC 2192 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Father was seeking a stay of English wardship proceedings on the basis that Singapore was clearly the more appropriate forum in which to resolve proceedings relating to the future care of his son.
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Sibling rivalry

Sibling rivalry | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
In Re P (A child) 2015, His Honour Judge Wood had to deal with an application for a Care Order for a girl who was sixteen years and four months old. That in itself is unusual.
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Transparency: Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted by John Bolch - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Transparency: Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted by John Bolch - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Last week we witnessed another great failure of the President’s transparency guidance on publication of judgments.
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Re Y (Wardship) [2015] EWHC 2098 and 2099 (Fam)

Re Y (Wardship) [2015] EWHC 2098 and 2099 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In these two judgments the 16-year-old was made a ward of court due to the significant risk of him travelling to Syria.
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R (C) v Northumberland County Council [2015] EWHC 2134 (Admin)

R (C) v Northumberland County Council [2015] EWHC 2134 (Admin) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The application for judicial review of the local authority policy of retaining child protection records for 35 years after the case was closed was dismissed.
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Transparency | Child Protection Resource

Transparency | Child Protection Resource | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Transparency and the family courts - now amended to include HHJ Bellamy's excellent guidance http://t.co/WipCceOmmq
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Couple “too old” to look after their granddaughter

Couple “too old” to look after their granddaughter | Children In Law | Scoop.it
I saw this case break in the Telegraph  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11754837/Couple-told-they-are-too-old-to-look-after-their-granddaughter.html   where the line was that grandparents who were able, willing and capable of...
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Will the ‘real story’ behind forced adoption please stand up? | The Transparency Project

Will the ‘real story’ behind forced adoption please stand up? | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
You may also be interested in this @louisetickle http://t.co/ntRl2vQjaA
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Judge bans father taking daughters to Nigeria for female genital mutilation

Judge bans father taking daughters to Nigeria for female genital mutilation | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Court issues protection order preventing three sisters, aged six to 12, from being taken out of UK after mother testifies she has ‘never recovered’ from FGM herself
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