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The end of the school exchange trip? Council bans pupils banned from foreign homes despite NO evidence of abuse

The end of the school exchange trip? Council bans pupils banned from foreign homes despite NO evidence of abuse | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Pupils in Ceredigion will be banned from staying with families on foreign exchanges over fears they could be subjected to abuse by their hosts.
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‘Clinically dead’ child to be taken off life support

‘Clinically dead’ child to be taken off life support | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A High Court judge has ordered that a 19 month-old boy who had been pronounced “clinically dead” should be taken off life support.
In A (A Child), Re, the child had choked on a tiny piece of fruit.
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Children of troubled parents put up for adoption

Children of troubled parents put up for adoption | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Family Court has approved a plan to have two siblings with troubled parents put up for adoption.
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Welsh Government publishes annual report on children in need

Welsh Government publishes annual report on children in need | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Welsh Government has published its annual report on children in need, which includes data on disability and parenting capacity factors.
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Crackdown call as police Taser 400 children with stun guns in one year

Crackdown call as police Taser 400 children with stun guns in one year | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Officers wielded the weapons against more than 400 under-18s in only one year – a huge rise compared with seven years ago, when the devices were first cleared for use on that age group.
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Peers urge free childcare for disadvantaged families

Peers urge free childcare for disadvantaged families | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Disadvantaged families should receive a free childcare, a House of Lords committee has claimed.
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S (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1682

S (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1682 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
S (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1682 - Judgment: Mother's appeal against a shared residence order, and later a sole re... http://t.co/FIOMuxDo19
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Foolscap on the hill

Foolscap on the hill | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Oh you are all going to LOVE this. You know those lever arch files you have got in your office, that you put the Court papers in? They are too big. You are not to use them. You are very naughty.
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Family Law Week: Referrals to children’s services rise by more than 10%

Referrals to children’s services rise by more than 10% http://t.co/2XXEw55LeT
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L (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC 15 (26 February 2015)

L (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC 15 (26 February 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Costs of translation in care proceedings - what is "necessary"?Re L http://t.co/fet91fZuu1
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Family Lore Case Digest: OCC v D & J [2015] EWFC B15 (24 February 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: OCC v D & J [2015] EWFC B15 (24 February 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
OCC v D & J [2015] EWFC B15 (24 February 2015): Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to determine... http://t.co/5L0pVg59ip #familylaw
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Child neglect linked with changes to brain's white matter

Child neglect linked with changes to brain's white matter | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A new study found abandoned children who had been put into institutional care showed white matter changes in their brain, but early placement into foster care reversed this effect.
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Social workers given updated guidance on e-cigarette use by foster carers or adopters - Community Care

Social workers given updated guidance on e-cigarette use by foster carers or adopters - Community Care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
British Association of Adoption and Fostering now advises social workers to distinguish between e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes
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Family Lore Case Digest: J (Final Hearing) [2015] EWFC B13 (21 January 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: J (Final Hearing) [2015] EWFC B13 (21 January 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
J (Final Hearing) [2015] EWFC B13 (21 January 2015): Final hearing of care proceedings in respect o... http://t.co/Q8LT49lfcO #familylaw
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More grandparents seeking child contact orders

More grandparents seeking child contact orders | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Seven grandparents a day apply for child contact orders in an effort to see their grandchildren, the government has revealed.
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Working in child protection: I have been kicked, punched, spat at and threatened with weapons

Working in child protection: I have been kicked, punched, spat at and threatened with weapons | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Freya Barrington has written a fictionalised book based on her experiences as a social worker. She shares one of the cases that inspired the novel
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DfE publishes report on Children’s Social Work Workforce

DfE publishes report on Children’s Social Work Workforce | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Department for Education (DfE) has published a statistical report on the Children’s Social Work Workforce for year ending 30 September 2014.
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The notion of shared care and its place within the new regime

The notion of shared care and its place within the new regime | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Practitioners considering the judgment of Lord Justice MacFarlane in M (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1755 may note with interest his comments on the notion of shared care and the place that it has (or perhaps more accurately, does not have) within the...
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R, Re (A Child : Relocation) [2015] EWHC 456 (Fam)

R, Re (A Child : Relocation) [2015] EWHC 456 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
R, Re (A Child : Relocation) [2015] EWHC 456 (Fam) - Judgment: Application by M, opposed by F, to permanently relo... http://t.co/z237dP8mb0
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Family Law Week: Surrogacy Law Update (February 2015)

Family Law Week: Surrogacy Law Update (February 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Surrogacy Law Update (February 2015) http://t.co/bbJgqC3mdf
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Father found responsible for child’s ‘catastrophic’ head injuries

Father found responsible for child’s ‘catastrophic’ head injuries | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A High Court judge has ruled that a father of two was responsible for the “catastrophic” head injuries suffered by his infant son.
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Adopters awarded £14,000 in care battle

Adopters awarded £14,000 in care battle | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The adoptive parents of a five year-old boy have been awarded £14,000 in legal costs following a year-long battle with their local council.
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Re L (A Child: Translation and Court Bundle Size) [2015] EWFC 15

Re L (A Child: Translation and Court Bundle Size) [2015] EWFC 15 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In relation to care proceedings involving a non-English-speaking Slovenian father not being provided with any files in the court bundle in his own language, the President of the Family Division made comments about public funding of translated court...
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When Is It Ok To Remove A Child From Her Or His Birth Family?

When Is It Ok To Remove A Child From Her Or His Birth Family? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
We've just come across a recent report by Olga Borzova which looks at developing policy guidelines for member States in the EU, on how to avoid practices deemed abusive in the context of adoption. ...
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Could ‘family finding’ help UK fostering? | Mary O’Hara

Could ‘family finding’ help UK fostering? | Mary O’Hara | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Advocates say the approach has worked in the US as an alternative to children being marooned in the system – and there is new interest in Britain
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Council to commission out child protection in the biggest outsourcing ‘in a generation’

Council to commission out child protection in the biggest outsourcing ‘in a generation’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Northamptonshire County Council will retain 150 of its 4,000 staff members in a £68m budget cut
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