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We must stop criminalising young people in care

We must stop criminalising young people in care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
1st report in 2-year Howard League campaign finds that children living in residential care are 15 times more likely to be criminalised than other children.
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Youth custody numbers rise to highest level since 2015

Youth custody numbers rise to highest level since 2015 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Read Youth custody numbers rise to highest level since 2015 and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now
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Ban on corporal punishment ‘will criminalise parents’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Ban on corporal punishment ‘will criminalise parents’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A campaign group in Wales has launched a petition against the government's suggestion that smacking children should be outlawed.
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What is happening now on the case of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard? | The Transparency Project

We’ve written about Charlie’s case before. This is an update, focusing mainly on recent developments, and recent press coverage and social media comment on the case, much of which has been misleading or poorly informed. The current situation There was a further hearing last week before the original judge, Mr Justice Francis. He briefly heard […]
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Addicted Parents: Last Chance to Keep My Children - BBC Two

Addicted Parents: Last Chance to Keep My Children - BBC Two | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The story of family rehab, where children live with addicted parents as they recover.
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What is Success in Treating Parental Alienation?

What is Success in Treating Parental Alienation? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This week I have been starting the process of codifying the principles of practice in working with alienated children and their families for the development of training programmes. As part of this work I have been sifting back through the cases where I have achieved rapid reunification of children with the parent they have rejected.…
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Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act (Cases AD, AE, AF, AG and AH : No 2) [2017] EWHC 1782 (Fam)

Judgment: The President has released standard orders for use in cases where fertility clinics have made mistakes in the paperwork and parental orders are sought.
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Family of Charlie Gard condemn threats against judges and doctors

Family of Charlie Gard condemn threats against judges and doctors | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Before high court hearing, spokesman for parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard says they ‘absolutely abhor violence’
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Charlie Gard's parents continue their battle to save his life

Charlie Gard's parents continue their battle to save his life | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Dr Michio Hirano, the US doctor who wants to save him, has agreed to fly to the UK and examine the baby on Monday - and will then meet his British medics to discuss whether he is brain damaged.
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The Eight Symptoms of Parental Alienation

The Eight Symptoms of Parental Alienation | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This post is the first of eight weekly posts focusing on each of the eight symptoms of Parental Alienation first identified by Richard Gardner, MD.
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East Sussex County Council v KS (SEN) (Special educational needs - other) [2017] UKUT 273 (AAC) (29 June 2017)

[Home] [Databases] [World Law] [Multidatabase Search] [Help] [Feedback] Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) You are here: BAILII >> Databases >> Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) >> East Sussex County Council v KS (SEN) (Special educational needs - other) [2017] UKUT 273...
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High Court formally recognises Nigerian adoption - Marilyn Stowe Blog

High Court formally recognises Nigerian adoption  - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A Nigerian couple living in the UK have had their adoption of a toddler in their home country recognised in English law.
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Council praised for speedy improvements - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Council praised for speedy improvements - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
West Berkshire Council in Newbury has been praised by Ofsted after achieving a ‘good’ rating just two years on from an ‘inadequate’ one.
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Local Government Lawyer - Home Office fined for breaching pay cap rules

The Home Office has been heavily fined by the Treasury over the salary it agreed for the chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
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Robust approach to father’s change of residence application - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Robust approach to father’s change of residence application - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
John Bolch takes a look at another old case which has only just been published by Bailii. This one focuses on a father's change of residence application.
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Experts meet hospital medics and Charlie Gard's mother in latest talks

Experts meet hospital medics and Charlie Gard's mother in latest talks | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Two international experts will rush to talks today with doctors from Great Ormond Street Hospital and the mother of 11-month-old Charlie Gard to discuss the terminally ill baby's condition. The meeting was brokered after Michio Hirano, professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Centre in New York, spent about four-and-a-half hours at the hospital on Monday.
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R (Closed Material Procedure: Special Advocates : Funding) [2017] EWHC 1793 (Fam)

Judgment: The issue which arose for determination in this case was how the costs of an instructed Special Advocate should be funded in family proceedings where closed material held by the police related to a conspiracy to murder the father. The police were ordered to fund the Special Advocate.
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Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act (Cases AD, AE, AF, AG and AH : No 2) [2017] EWHC 1782 (Fam) (13 July 2017)

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Social workers ‘face pressure’ to use section 20 arrangements, report finds

Social workers ‘face pressure’ to use section 20 arrangements, report finds | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Inquiry finds social care practitioners face pressure to use section 20 arrangements to avoid the need to begin care proceedings
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Charlie Gard, adoption advice and more - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Charlie Gard, adoption advice and more  - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Legal blogger John Bolch rounds up this week's biggest family law stories
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‘Think of the children’ during Brexit says Commissioner - Marilyn Stowe Blog

‘Think of the children’ during Brexit says Commissioner - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Children’s Commissioner for England has called on the EU to not use children as ‘bargaining chips’ during Brexit negotiations.
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Charlie Gard's family spokesman says baby is a 'prisoner of the NHS' 

Charlie Gard's family spokesman says baby is a 'prisoner of the NHS'  | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Alasdair Seton-Marsden, who represents Charlie Gard's family, argued that if Charlie's parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates were rich they would be able to travel to the US to receive treatment.
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C (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 980 (12 July 2017)

Lady Justice Black: This appeal arises in proceedings brought pursuant to the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction ("the 1980 Hague Convention") in relation to two young children, who are 4 and 2 years of age.
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E and N (No 2), Re [2017] EWFC B27 (06 July 2017)

His Honour Judge Moradifar: Introduction On 1 June 2017 I handed down my judgment (Re E and N [2017] EWFC B26) in a case which concerns two young children. I have identified the children as E and N. In that judgment I set out the background of this matter and will not do so again.
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