Safeguarding checks on a stepfather should proceed despite the objections of both the man and his wife, a judge has ruled. In Re D, the mother had lived with the father of her first two childrenbetween 1995 and 2004.
The research weighs the outcomes in areas of mental health, education and locus of control by comparing the outcomes of children referred to social workers with behavioural problems to children who have no contact with social services.
Newly appointed president of the International Federation of Social Workers, Ruth Stark has big plans for a global social work community (RT @IASW_IRL: 'Social work is a human rights discipline' #socialwork @IFSW @BASW_UK
A Welsh grandmother has won the right to a rehearing after a borough council pressed ahead with plans to adopt her granddaughter. In KS v Neath Port Talbot Borough Council, the now three year old girl was born when her mother was just 18.
KS v Neath Port Talbot Borough Council  EWCA Civ 941 Family Law Newswatch Prior to the initiation of care proceedings in respect of the 2-year-old child the paternal grandmother was assessed as a potential carer.
Building Better Courts: Lessons from London's Family Drug and Alcohol Court Family Law Newswatch Targeting a clearly defined and well-evidenced problem, relevant to policymakers and local commissioners: The high incidence of parental substance...
I therefore want to announce that it is the intention of the Ministry of Justice, and therefore the UK Government, that we move as soon as is practical to apply in all our family justice proceedings in England and Wales where children and young...