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TW v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions and Another (Child support: variation/ departure directions: other) [2015] UKUT 440

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Update: Law Society issues updated guidance on information on letterheads, emails and websites

Update: Law Society issues updated guidance on information on letterheads, emails and websites | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Law Society has updated its practice note on information on letterheads, emails and websites
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Bradbrooke v Aleksandrowicz Case C-498/14 PPU

Bradbrooke v Aleksandrowicz Case C-498/14 PPU | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Online legal book shop - with regularly updated free legal News content, comment, cases and legislation from Family Law an imprint of Jordan Publishing
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Foster parents lose responsibility for 12 year-old

Foster parents lose responsibility for 12 year-old | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A 12 year-old girl is to be formally taken into care after her foster parents physically abused and neglected her.
The girl in question, ‘G’, was born in October 2002.
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An exception that is becoming exceptionally common? Re CB, the involvement of ... - Family Law (registration)

An exception that is becoming exceptionally common? Re CB, the involvement of ... - Family Law (registration) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This article will focus on the detail of the decision in Re CB (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 888 and the implications for future practice, rather than the wider debates.
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Assessing sexual risk: a checklist for practitioners and commissioners

Assessing sexual risk: a checklist for practitioners and commissioners | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Assessing men who may be a sexual risk to children is challenging, and requires considerable practical skills and confidence
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Rise in divorce cases signals mediation failure

Rise in divorce cases signals mediation failure | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Number of new private law cases has risen year-on-year for the third month in a row, figures from Cafcass show.
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Four children taken from parents amid abuse claims

Four children taken from parents amid abuse claims | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Four young children have been taken away from their parents amid concerns that they had been abused by family members.
Last July, the family moved to Salford and quickly came to the attention of the local authority.
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Press reporting random scare stories helps no-one | The Transparency Project

Press reporting random scare stories helps no-one | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
help! can anyone in #childprotection or #journalism answer our questions here? @CommunityCare ? http://t.co/1awpOdQAxw
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Family Lore Case Digest: Redbridge v S (article 15 transfer) [2015] EWFC B122 (17 July 2014)

Family Lore Case Digest: Redbridge v S (article 15 transfer) [2015] EWFC B122 (17 July 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Redbridge v S (article 15 transfer) [2015] EWFC B122 (17 July 2014): Care proceedings. SGO made in ... http://t.co/fV6KVOAY1J #familylaw
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Social workers in Ireland are swamped by child protection policy

Social workers in Ireland are swamped by child protection policy | Children In Law | Scoop.it
New research shows Ireland’s social workers feel overloaded by policies and are scared of using too much individual discretion. Change must come from the top
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PROTECTING VULNERABLE PARTIES AND WITNESSES IN COURT

PROTECTING VULNERABLE PARTIES AND WITNESSES IN COURT | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Letter to Editor, Family Law Step one: work out how to pay your ‘intermediaries’ In ‘Safeguarding measures, intermediaries and vulnerable witnesses: foot notes from the trenches’ Gillian Geddes (‘GG’) discusses the proposed changes to Family...
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Norway accused of human rights abuses in taking immigrant children into foster care

Norway accused of human rights abuses in taking immigrant children into foster care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
One August day, Airida Pettersen received the news many immigrant mothers have come to dread: School representatives told the Lithuanian that child welfare officials removed her two children from the classroom and placed them in a foster home.
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Son of heroin users sent to Lithuania

Son of heroin users sent to Lithuania | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The eight year-old son of Lithuanian drug users should live with his grandmother, the Family Court has ruled.
The boy, ‘E’, moved to the UK in 2008 with his mother. His father had arrived in the country one year earlier.
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appeal – no contact, section 91(14) and judicial conciliation

appeal – no contact, section 91(14) and judicial conciliation | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
Re T (A child) (Suspension of Contact) (Section 91(14) 2015 has some peculiar quirks, and one point which is probably important. It is a Court of Appeal decision, written by Cobb J.
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Father fails in ‘implacably hostile’ contact dispute

Father fails in ‘implacably hostile’ contact dispute | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The father of a 12 year-old boy has failed in his legal bid for contact against an “implacably hostile” mother.
In a case which the Court of Appeal admitted had “a tragic outcome”, the father was denied even indirect contact with his son.
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Press reporting random scare stories helps no-one | The Transparency Project

Press reporting random scare stories helps no-one | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Why does the press report random scare stories about children going into care? http://t.co/F0kYl7T0QC @seethrujustice
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Local Government Lawyer - Care applications to Cafcass break new records in last four months

Local Government Lawyer - Care applications to Cafcass break new records in last four months | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Care applications to Cafcass break new records in last four months http://t.co/ZeyhfK1wmc #feedly
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1000% increase in foster children staying on

1000% increase in foster children staying on | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The number of children who remain with their foster families beyond their 18th birthdays has increased by no less than 1,000 per cent, the government has announced.
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Press reporting random scare stories helps no-one | The Transparency Project

Press reporting random scare stories helps no-one | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
RT @Maggotlaw: Welcome to the silly season - as Sun probe reveals over-zealous care workers http://t.co/iRz6xsLkf3 via @seethrujustice
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Love is ‘not enough’ to prevent adoption

Love is ‘not enough’ to prevent adoption | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Family Court has ruled that a couple’s love for their son is not enough to prevent his adoption.
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Quarter of British parents feel lonely and isolated

Quarter of British parents feel lonely and isolated | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Almost a quarter of British parents feel isolated and lonely, a children’s charity has claimed.
Action for Children recently surveyed over 2,000 parents from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Supreme Court to hear father’s appeal - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Supreme Court to hear father’s appeal - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court has granted a Moroccan father permission to appeal in an ongoing dispute over access to his son.
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