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Local Government Lawyer - High Court quashes assessment that child was not 'in need'

Latest News July 25, 2017 Judge who heard Charlie Gard case urges greater use of mediation Mediation should be tried in all cases such as the recent dispute between Great Ormond Street Hospital and the parents of Charlie Gard, the High Court judge who heard the case has said.
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The end of a chapter

Great Ormond Street Hospital v Yates and Gard -  [2017] EWHC 1909 (Fam) - read judgment "A lot of things have been said, particularly in recent days, by those who know almost nothing about this case but who feel entitled to express opinions. Many opinions have been expressed based on feelings rather than facts." So…
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Family Law Week: High Court affirms declaration that Charlie Gard’s life support may be withdrawn

Parents withdraw objection to GOSH’s application
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Local Government Lawyer - Judge who heard Charlie Gard case urges greater use of mediation

Mediation should be tried in all cases such as the recent dispute between Great Ormond Street Hospital and the parents of Charlie Gard, the High Court judge who heard the case has said.
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Study finds high rate of repeat referrals in children’s services

Study finds high rate of repeat referrals in children’s services | Children In Law | Scoop.it
More than 50% of children referred to children’s services in the 2010-11 financial year were re-referred by the end of 2014-15, a new study commissioned by the Department for Education has shown. The research report, authored by Manchester University’s Dr Patricio Troncoso, is based on a study of 498,867 children referred in 2010-11, within 145 local authorities. […]
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Four reflections on the Charlie Gard case

Four reflections on the Charlie Gard case | Children In Law | Scoop.it
  Here are four reflections on the Charlie Gard case.   The Judge Sir Peter Francis has been a High Court judge for less than a year. With the world watching his every step, he does not seem to have put a foot wrong, and he did well to have a clean copy of his…
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Mother wins appeal against Irish custody order - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Mother wins appeal against Irish custody order - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The mother of a three year-old girl has won her appeal against an order saying her daughter must be sent back to live with her father in the Republic of Ireland
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Charlie Gard’s parents end their legal battle - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Charlie Gard’s parents end their legal battle - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The parents of chronically ill baby Charlie Gard have abandoned their legal battle after accepting that there is now no chance of saving him.
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Foster carer recruitment crisis - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Foster carer recruitment crisis - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The government is struggling to recruit foster carers, according to a Department for Education report.
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School exclusion - GOV.UK

School exclusion - GOV.UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Statutory guidance on the exclusion of pupils from local-authority-maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units.
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Charlie Gard: Judge to decide where baby's life will end - BBC News

Charlie Gard: Judge to decide where baby's life will end - BBC News | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Baby's parents want him allowed home, but hospital bosses say a hospice would be a better place.
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Research in Practice | Improving engagement with fathers in Newport

Paul Cryer It is important in our professional roles to engage fathers and ensure that their participation and inclusion into the work with children and family are done in equal measure to the support and guidance and advice that we provide to mothers.
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Judge questions denial of legal aid for parents of terminally ill children - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Judge questions denial of legal aid for parents of terminally ill children - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Legal aid restrictions cannot have been intended to leave the parents of terminally ill children without legal representation, a High Court Judge has declared.
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Further thoughts* about family law in a post-truth world - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Further thoughts* about family law in a post-truth world - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Finding someone online who agrees with your opinions is easier than ever. John Bolch wonders how this affects attitudes towards family law.
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Kindertotenlieder and the limits of transparency | The Transparency Project

Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder was on Radio 3 as I drove across London a week or so ago. It’s music I’ve always found nearly unbearable to listen to, because it’s about the death of children. The poems Mahler set to music were written by the 19th century German poet Ruckert on the death of two of his […]
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Asylum age assessments: key advice for social workers

Asylum age assessments: key advice for social workers | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Social workers continue to be the professionals charged with carrying out formal age assessments of asylum seekers
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Father’s rights breached by failure of Russian courts - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Father’s rights breached by failure of Russian courts - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A complex, multinational child abduction case in which an American father's children were taken to Russia from Italy by their mother without his consent
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Local Government Lawyer - Council to pay out £12k over failings to family of severely autistic boy

A county council has agreed to pay out £12,000 and meet the legal costs of the family of a boy with severe autism, after the local authority failed to provide the right accommodation for him.
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Social care: 'Pause' programme - GOV.UK

Social care: 'Pause' programme - GOV.UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Evaluation of Pause, a voluntary programme for women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeat removals of children from their care.
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