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Family Lore Case Digest: ED, Re [2015] EWFC B84 (29 May 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: ED, Re [2015] EWFC B84 (29 May 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
ED, Re [2015] EWFC B84 (29 May 2015): Care proceedings relating to 3 children. Fact-finding hearing... http://t.co/TJDlSDen4x #familylaw
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Police must reassess their approach to child protection

HMIC warns of risk of failing a new generation of children
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Supreme Court to determine ‘ordinary residence’ for deciding which LA owes duties to individual

Judgment due 8th July
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Who can best care for a newly bereaved child? (from Solicitors Journal)

Who can best care for a newly bereaved child? (from Solicitors Journal) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
We all understand that divorce is a traumatic event, and made even more so if there are children involved. Factor in a family death and the trauma rises to an unimaginable degree.
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When a loan is income for child support

When a loan is income for child support | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Yesterday I wrote about the complexities that can be involved in family cases, and how those dealing with them must be prepared to face the whole gamut of human experiences and circumstances.
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More than a third of police child abuse investigations 'inadequate', says watchdog

More than a third of police child abuse investigations 'inadequate', says watchdog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Inspection of response to paedophilia and other types of abuse a 'damning indictment' of police
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Oh what a tangled web we weave

Oh what a tangled web we weave | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
I do love it when I learn something new.
This is a case decided by a Circuit Judge, Her Honour Judge Taylor, in a case where a woman had lied to a man as to whether he was the biological father of her child.  He was then suing her for deceit.
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Mother and solicitor sitting in a tree…

Mother and solicitor sitting in a tree… | Children In Law | Scoop.it
  This is a case called Re K v D (Parental Conflict) 2015 http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/HCJ/2015/49.html   It involves a separated couple, who were described by the Judge as being “100% British, but with no intention of paying tax here” and...
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Re LG (Adoption: Leave to Oppose) [2015] EWFC 52

Re LG (Adoption: Leave to Oppose) [2015] EWFC 52 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The father was granted leave under s 47(5) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 to oppose the adoption application.
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Re A (A Child) (Parental Order: Surrogacy Arrangement) [2015] EWHC 1756 (Fam)

Re A (A Child) (Parental Order: Surrogacy Arrangement) [2015] EWHC 1756 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The application for a parental order was allowed.
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Number of children waiting for adoptive family falls by a third

Number of children waiting for adoptive family falls by a third | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The number of children who have been made the subject of placement orders but who have not yet found new families has fallen by more than a third, new government figures reveal.
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So, what IS the explanation for the huge drop in adoption decisions?

So, what IS the explanation for the huge drop in adoption decisions? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Following on from earlier blog post about the adoption stats     [I coined the word 'Jelfie' today, to refer to the act of a Judge quoting themselves in a judgment.  To be even-handed, th...
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IB v MM [2015] EWHC 1502 (Fam)

IB v MM [2015] EWHC 1502 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Case note: Father's Hague Convention application for summary return of the child to Germany where she was born.
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Seven out of eight CMS users are paying

Seven out of eight CMS users are paying | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Seven out of ten clients of CSA replacement the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) currently pay their liabilities, the government has announced.
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Article 3 ECHR and Care Proceedings | Child Protection Resource

Great Q. posed by SP over on CPR - in general, is Art. 3 HRA 1998 something to be taken on board in Care Proceedings http://t.co/IykcxrGOU2
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Charities launch damning report on children’s rights in the UK

‘Children are bearing the brunt of Government’s spending decisions’
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Surrogacy and Parental Orders

Surrogacy and Parental Orders | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Webcast: In this webinar which was recorded on 30 June 2015, Martin Kingerley of 36 Bedford Row provides an update on the latest cases, law and regulation surrounding surrogacy agreements and parental responsibility.
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Children with needs face adoption delays

Children with needs face adoption delays | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Children with “complex needs” could face a longer wait for adoption under the regional adoption agencies planned by the government, an adoption organisation has claimed.
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Incompetence Discovered At Every Stage Of The Child Protection Process

Incompetence Discovered At Every Stage Of The Child Protection Process | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The latest news is that more than a third of all police investigations into child abuse have just been deemed inadequate by a reviewing body looking into the matter. To make things worse, incompete...
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Anonymity for victim of child sexual abuse/exploitation

Anonymity for victim of child sexual abuse/exploitation | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
The High Court considered an application to extend a Reporting Restriction Order on a 17 year old, AB, which would expire when she became 18 to be throughout her life.
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NH v JH and Others (Abduction) [2015] EWFC 43

NH v JH and Others (Abduction) [2015] EWFC 43 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A child arrangements order was made in favour of the mother of the three children who had been abducted by the father and protective orders were continued in respect of the father and his siblings.
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Father drops committal proceedings in Minnock case - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Father drops committal proceedings in Minnock case - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The former partner of runaway mother Rebecca Minnock has dropped legal proceedings against her.
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Video-recording (life and death)

Video-recording (life and death) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
We've been having a lively debate about whether or not parents should be able to record their interactions with professionals, and there's a piece over at the Guardian about it    I've today c...
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