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Family Law Week: Average duration of care cases falls to 28.7 weeks

Average duration of care cases falls to 28.7 weeks - Nearly 60% of care proceedings disposed of within 26 weeks http://t.co/TrdBfegZZf
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Family Law Week: Cases on threshold must be supported by stated facts: Court of Appeal

Cases on threshold must be supported by stated facts: Court of Appeal http://t.co/Q65xoZaeni
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Family Law Week: Transfers of Proceedings under Article 15 Brussels II Revised in a Public Law Context

Family Law Week: Transfers of Proceedings under Article 15 Brussels II Revised in a Public Law Context | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Transfers of Proceedings under Article 15 Brussels II Revised in a Public Law Context http://t.co/arM1C8WrjK
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Re B and G (Children) (No 3) [2015] EWFC 27

Re B and G (Children) (No 3) [2015] EWFC 27 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
These are care proceedings in relation to two children, B, a boy, born in July 2010 and G, a girl, born in July 2011 (these are not their real initials).
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Father fails to prevent child’s relocation to Sweden

Father fails to prevent child’s relocation to Sweden | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a British father’s bid to prevent his five year-old daughter’s relocation to Sweden.
In Re B (Child) (Relocation: Sweden), the mother was born and raised in Sweden.
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Police hunt Ella Draper who tortured her children into inventing satanic sex ... - Daily Mail

Police hunt Ella Draper who tortured her children into inventing satanic sex ... - Daily Mail | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A specialist police child abuse team is investigating Ella Draper, 42, and her partner Abraham Christie after they forced her two children to lie about sexual abuse and ritual torture in Hampstead, North London.
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Re P and Q (Children - Care Proceedings - Fact Finding) [2015] EWFC 26

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The Paedophile Hunter: Twitter reacts to vigilante Stinson Hunter in Channel 4 documentary

The Paedophile Hunter: Twitter reacts to vigilante Stinson Hunter in Channel 4 documentary | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Self-styled 'undercover journalist' Stinson Hunter set social media alight last night, dividing the country when his vigilante antics were revealed in Channel 4 documentary, The Paedophile Hunter.
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An immigration lawyer reviews Paddington

An immigration lawyer reviews Paddington | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Law is pretty abstract. Unlike the role of a doctor or a builder, that of a lawyer is difficult to explain to a young mind. When my children eventually ask me about what I do when I “work” (confusi...
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Resolution welcomes recommendations for mediation to include children

Voice of the Child Advisory Group publishes final report
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SUPREME COURT; COSTS IN CARE PROCEEDINGS

SUPREME COURT; COSTS IN CARE PROCEEDINGS | Children In Law | Scoop.it
For a second time in only a couple of years the Supreme Court has reviewed costs orders in care proceedings – Re S (A Child; Court of Appeal costs order) [2015] UKSC 20.
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Family Law Week: In the Matter of S (A Child) [2015] UKSC 20

In the Matter of S (A Child) [2015] UKSC 20 http://t.co/eDm0m0wGBl
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Family Lore Case Digest: A Local Authority v T&F [2015] EWFC B31 (19 February 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: A Local Authority v T&F [2015] EWFC B31 (19 February 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A Local Authority v T&F [2015] EWFC B31 (19 February 2015): Care proceedings. Fact finding hearing ... http://t.co/edeBoKvw6j #familylaw
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17% of local authorities have no published policy on family and friends care

Family Rights Group calls for legal duty on LAs to publish policy
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W(h)ither Transparency? | The Transparency Project

W(h)ither Transparency? | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
RT @seethrujustice: W(h)ither Transparency? Send us a postcard, Mr President! http://t.co/BKmDmugt4j
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Government admits 26-week care proceedings target 'unlikely' to be met

Government admits 26-week care proceedings target 'unlikely' to be met | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The government has admitted the 26-week target to decide whether a child is taken into care is highly unlikely to ever be met for all cases.
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Early learning crisis: 20 percent of children unable to communicate properly at age 5 – study

Early learning crisis: 20 percent of children unable to communicate properly at age 5 – study | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A fifth of young British children, many of whom are from deprived backgrounds, are unable to communicate properly by the age of five and face “damaging” lifetime consequences as a result, a new study warns.
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Rotherham man who believed he had the right to smack his children has them ... - Daily Mail

Rotherham man who believed he had the right to smack his children has them ... - Daily Mail | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The parent, from Rotherham, told officials that he thought children benefited from being smacked. But a judge has now ruled that his 'entrenched' views were harmful to their children.
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New relationship support offered to expectant parents - Press releases - GOV.UK

New relationship support offered to expectant parents - Press releases - GOV.UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Couples expecting a baby are to be given professional coaching on how becoming parents may change their relationship.
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Enoch Powell is named by bishop in 'satanic' sex abuse probe

Enoch Powell is named by bishop in 'satanic' sex abuse probe | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the late Tory MP, one of the most prominent and divisive politicians of the 20th Century, has been named to Scotland Yard by the Bishop of Durham.
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26 week time limit ‘unlikely’ for all care cases

26 week time limit ‘unlikely’ for all care cases | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The 26 week time limit introduced last year for care cases is unlikely to ever be achievable in all instances, the Ministry of Justice has admitted.
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Cafcass new board members appointments - News stories - GOV.UK

Cafcass new board members appointments - News stories - GOV.UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Secretary of State today announced the appointments of new board members of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass).
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