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Cautious welcome for new separated families support, but Ministers need to learn from mistakes

Cautious welcome for new separated families support, but Ministers need to learn from mistakes | Children In Law | Scoop.it
National Family Mediation (NFM) has given a ‘cautious welcome’ to a Government announcement of a new £2m package of support to help families avoid court room confrontations.
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Child sex abuse inquiry

Child sex abuse inquiry | Children In Law | Scoop.it
An increasing crescendo of public concern over recent months has concentrated on child sexual abuse, such that on 7 July 2014 the Home Secretary, Mrs Theresa May, announced in the commons the setting up an inquiry to ‘address two important public...
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#CSAINQUIRY JUDICIAL REVIEW APPLICATION – GROUNDS

#CSAINQUIRY JUDICIAL REVIEW APPLICATION – GROUNDS | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This is the document which has been sent to the judicial review court (High Court, Administrative Court). It is released on instructions from the applicant, a client of The Family Law Co, solicitors and David Burrows.
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Government to take action on looked-after children

Government to take action on looked-after children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Department for Education (DfE) has pledged to take steps to improve conditions for looked-after children.This came following the Consultation on Looked-after Children: Improving Permanence, which ran between September and November last year.
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Father angry at being fined for taking child out of school for 40 days

Father angry at being fined for taking child out of school for 40 days | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Ikram Hussain, 51, took his daughter Imaan out of Paddock Junior Infant and Nursery School in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, to attend his 86-year-old mother's funeral service in Pakistan.
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E (A Child) [2014] EWFC B136

E (A Child) [2014] EWFC B136 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Case involving shared residence, contact and non-molestation orders amongst other applications relating to the couple's child.
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Project for women with repeat children taken into care gains £3m boost

Project for women with repeat children taken into care gains £3m boost | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Three-quarters of the women in the Pause project in Hackney have had more than four children removed into care
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Ministry of Justice press release – fixxored

Ministry of Justice press release – fixxored | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
 
The MOJ sent me this press release today
A new law taking effect today will reinforce the importance of children having relationships with each parent following family breakdown.
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Baby P documentary claims police briefed journalists against social workers

Baby P documentary claims police briefed journalists against social workers | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The documentary about Baby P and the resulting media storm asks why other agencies such as the police, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Ofsted did not come under the same scrutiny that social workers did.
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At the front line of child protection

At the front line of child protection | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Criminologist Mark Williams-Thomas is given unique access to Hertfordshire Constabulary Joint Child Protection Investigation Team unit and its investigations into neglect and child abuse.
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Re Y (Children) (Removal from Jurisdiction: Failure to Consider Family Segmentation) [2014] EWCA Civ 1287

Re Y (Children) (Removal from Jurisdiction: Failure to Consider Family Segmentation) [2014] EWCA Civ 1287 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Government publishes response to consultation on looked-after children

Government publishes response to consultation on looked-after children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The government has published its response to the Consultation on Looked-after Children: Improving Permanence, which took place from 30 September 2013 to 29 November 2013.
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Family wealth kept secret from children | The Times

Family wealth kept secret from children | The Times | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Five children aged under ten should be kept in the dark about how rich their family is for fear they will develop a ‘sense of entitlement’, judge rules
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CAFCASS COMPLAINTS

CAFCASS COMPLAINTS | Children In Law | Scoop.it
I recently made a FOI request to CAFCASS in order to see what was happening in terms of the trends of complaints from parents. I thought (rightly) that there was likely to have been an increase in ...
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Permission : Impossible

Permission : Impossible | Children In Law | Scoop.it
(I asked the Court of Appeal to give me a permission judgment, so I could use this title, and they delivered the same day I asked.) Re G (A child) 2014 http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2014/1365.html This was an application for permission...
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Social workers could only need to visit children in long-term foster care placements twice a year

Social workers could only need to visit children in long-term foster care placements twice a year | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The change is many set out by the Department for Education in response to its consultation on improving permanence for looked-after children
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JXN (A Child) [2014] EWFC 17

JXN (A Child) [2014] EWFC 17 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Application by Mother to take the child on holiday to China, which was opposed by Father because of a fear the Mother would not return her to the UK. The judge ruled that the risk of that happening was negligible and permission was granted.
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M (A Child) [2014] EWHC 1122 (Fam)

M (A Child) [2014] EWHC 1122 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Committal of the Father to prison for failing to comply with an order to return his child to the UK.
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Involved or not involved, that is the question

Involved or not involved, that is the question | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The new parental involvement clause in the Children and Families Act 2014 came into force today. It requires family courts to presume that each parent’s involvement in the child’s life will further...
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Legal challenge over abuse inquiry

Legal challenge over abuse inquiry | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A legal challenge is launched into the choice of Fiona Woolf as the chair of the inquiry investigating historical child abuse as political pressure grows.
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Ofsted 'escaped blame' over Baby P

Ofsted 'escaped blame' over Baby P | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A cover-up led to Ofsted escaping blame for its part in the Baby P scandal, according to a BBC documentary.
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Family Lore Case Digest: HCC v K and G (fact finding) [2014] EWFC B138 (22 October 2014)

Family Lore Case Digest: HCC v K and G (fact finding) [2014] EWFC B138 (22 October 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
HCC v K and G (fact finding) [2014] EWFC B138 (22 October 2014): Care proceedings. Fact-finding hea... http://t.co/PwwZzixvSt #familylaw
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Breaking the cycle of repeat care proceedings

Breaking the cycle of repeat care proceedings | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In June the Nuffield Foundation released statistics saying that one in three care applications come from 'repeat clients' – women who have already had at least one child taken into care.
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