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Re-branding Child Arrangement Orders - draft MoJ press release

Re-branding Child Arrangement Orders - draft MoJ press release | Children In Law | Scoop.it
  Now look here, you silly plebs. When we changed the name of Custody and Access to  Residence and Contact, you were all supposed to realise that these new fluffier terms meant that it wasn't ...
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Dishonesty in adoption is setting children and families up to fail

Dishonesty in adoption is setting children and families up to fail | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Adopting a child is not about neat beginnings or endings, yet there is much pressure to pretend it is, writes adopter Sally Donovan (Are social workers being dishonest about the realities of adoption?
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Accessible Judgments

Accessible Judgments | Children In Law | Scoop.it
More family judgments than ever before are being made a… (RT @seethrujustice: Accessible Judgments by @familoo on The Transparency Project : http://t.co/A6z3APHsRg)...
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Top lawyer reflects on "potentially damaging" children and families act provisions

Top lawyer reflects on "potentially damaging" children and families act provisions | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Elaine Maxwell talks about the changes for children and families with special educational needs in the children and families act (RT @CommunityCare: Children and Families Act ‘potentially damaging’ and ‘frightening’, lawyer...
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Parents cleared of blame for injuries to child

Parents cleared of blame for injuries to child | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The parents of a baby boy have been cleared of blame after he suffered brain injuries.
In the recently published case of R (A Child), the baby was just 12 weeks old when his parents released their son was unwell and took him to hospital.
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Ireland's Lost Babies, review: 'a heartbreaking, unholy mess' - Telegraph

Ireland's Lost Babies, review: 'a heartbreaking, unholy mess' - Telegraph | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The sinister side of the Catholic Church was laid bare in Martin Sixsmith's documentary about Irish mothers whose babies were taken from them, says Michael Hogan (Ireland's Lost Babies, review: 'a heartbreaking, unholy mess' | via @Telegraph
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Conference for legal and social care professionals launches reports to support safeguarding unaccompanied, migrant children

Conference for legal and social care professionals launches reports to support safeguarding unaccompanied, migrant children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A conference held today (Friday 19 September) will call for co-operation between different actors in legal and judicial proceedings involving unaccompanied and trafficked migrant children.
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International Surrogacy: A Guide by Joanna Kay

International Surrogacy: A Guide by Joanna Kay | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Babies Gammy and Pipah, the twins born under a surrogacy arrangement, are back in the news today.
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Children: Private Law Update (September 2014 ) - Family Law Week

Children: Private Law Update (September 2014 ) - Family Law Week | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Children: Private Law Update (September 2014 )
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The protection against self-incrimination provided for by section 98 Children Act 1989 available under Part IV or V of the Act is not available in private law proceedings.
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A LA & Ors v AF & Ors [2014] EWHC 2042 (Fam)

A LA & Ors v AF & Ors [2014] EWHC 2042 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
By this judgment, I give reasons for my decisions in relation to three siblings: i) CF, a boy aged 6, currently the subject of a care order and placement order in favour of Local Authority 1 (“LA1”); ii) DF, a boy aged 4, currently the subject of...
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CHILD LAW REFORM: A MANIFESTO

CHILD LAW REFORM: A MANIFESTO | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Child law: resources and politics Reform of child law is not a party political issue; but it demands political decisions when it comes to the allocation of resources. A summary of the demands of a ...
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T (A Child : fact finding) [2014] EWFC B115 (12 September 2014)

T (A Child : fact finding) [2014] EWFC B115 (12 September 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Joanna Toch's curator insight, September 16, 12:28 PM

Judgment making clear that where no explanation for an injury burden remains on local authority to prove nai, 

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Reversing the burden of proof – injury to a child

Reversing the burden of proof – injury to a child | Children In Law | Scoop.it
  There have been a few reported cases where the higher Courts have said or hinted that a fairly traditional medical formulation “that in the absence of the parent providing a benign explanation, this injury was caused deliberately” is a reversal...
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Mark Stephens on Twitter: "200 blunt words from a judge to divorcing parents - tough but too often fair http://t.co/4Gs0rWzmJ5"

Mark Stephens on Twitter: "200 blunt words from a judge to divorcing parents - tough but too often fair http://t.co/4Gs0rWzmJ5" | Children In Law | Scoop.it
RT @MarksLarks: 200 blunt words from a judge to divorcing parents - tough but too often fair http://t.co/4Gs0rWzmJ5
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Is 'transparency' the same as 'openness'?

Is 'transparency' the same as 'openness'? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The short answer is 'No'. Some years ago, I noticed tha… (RT @seethrujustice: Is Transparency the same as Openness?
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Performing Dog

Performing Dog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
I recall now (following my last post) that you all quite like it when I whinge and whine. So here goes, especially for you (as a much younger Kylie would have said). A whine about the law of uninte...
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Care appeal allowed due to ‘scant’ judgement

Care appeal allowed due to ‘scant’ judgement | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A couple’s appeal against care and placement orders for two of their three children has been allowed as the original judgement was deemed too “scant”.
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F Judgment (No 2 Welfare - Approved) [2014] EWFC 34

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This World, Ireland's Lost Babies

This World, Ireland's Lost Babies | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Martin Sixsmith hears the stories of those involved in a transatlantic adoption trade.
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Private law applications handled by Bar Pro Bono Unit set to treble this year

Private law applications handled by Bar Pro Bono Unit set to treble this year | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Private law applications handled by Bar Pro Bono Unit set to treble this year http://t.co/wWCOlz3Izx
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What family lawyers were talking about this week… by John Bolch

What family lawyers were talking about this week… by John Bolch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
It has been a fairly quiet week for family law news.
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Child protection must be the priority when working with migrant children - The Guardian

Child protection must be the priority when working with migrant children - The Guardian | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Guardian Child protection must be the priority when working with migrant children The Guardian The report also calls for all those involved in the child protection and immigration control systems to “be trained and provided with the mandate to...
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Personality Disorder | Child Protection Resource

RT @C_P_Resource: What is a personality disorder? And what impact does it have on care proceedings? http://t.co/DTkYt0a7p5
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Milton Keynes Council v A, B, X and Y (Muslim children, Special Guardianship) [2014] EWFC B102 (14 May 2014)

Milton Keynes Council v A, B, X and Y (Muslim children, Special Guardianship) [2014] EWFC B102 (14 May 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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X (Adopted Child: Access To Court File) [2014] EWFC 33 (09 September 2014)

X (Adopted Child: Access To Court File) [2014] EWFC 33 (09 September 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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