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New IT child protection system to be trialled

New IT child protection system to be trialled | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Four years after scraping ContactPoint, a controversial database of vulnerable children and young people, the government plans to pilot a new system.
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M Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Y [2014] EWHC 2651

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Go directly to the Ninth Circle of Hell, do not pass Go

Go directly to the Ninth Circle of Hell, do not pass Go | Children In Law | Scoop.it
  Dante, in his travel guide to hell, sets out the various circles of hell and those within them. Within the ninth and final circle reside for all eternity four sorry individuals, exemplars of...
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The Guardian view on the Rotherham child abuse scandal: no excuse - The Guardian

The Guardian view on the Rotherham child abuse scandal: no excuse - The Guardian | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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The Guardian view on the Rotherham child abuse scandal: no excuse
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Rotherham is not alone in experiencing colossal institutional failure in child protection.
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Child of travelling father ‘had no habitual residence’

Child of travelling father ‘had no habitual residence’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A six year-old girl born in Zimbabwe had no habitual residence when she was taken into care by an English local authority, a judge has ruled.
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Child protection IT system set for launch | Children & Young People Now

Child protection IT system set for launch | Children & Young People Now | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Judge requests Lithuania take over care proceedings - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Judge requests Lithuania take over care proceedings - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Judge requests Lithuania take over care proceedings
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A Family Court judge has asked Lithuania to take over a care case concerning an eight week old girl. In...
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Sharon Shoesmith joins Community Care Live line up - Community Care

Sharon Shoesmith joins Community Care Live line up - Community Care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Community Care Live Children and Families 2014 conference has opened for registration (Sharon Shoesmith joins Community Care Live line up http://t.co/ABhZRETVli #socialwork)...
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Transparency consultation paper issued by President of the Family Division

Views sought as to working and extension of existing transparency guidance
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Suffolk County Council v DL [2014] EWFC 29

Determination within care proceedings as to whether to make a request, pursuant to Article 15 BIIR, for another member state to assume jurisdiction
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Most councils don’t know how much child neglect takes place

Most councils don’t know how much child neglect takes place | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The majority of local authorities do not how much child neglect takes place in their regions, a charity has claimed.
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Re F (Habitual Residence) [2014] EWFC 26 - Family Law

Re F (Habitual Residence) [2014] EWFC 26 - Family Law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Re F (Habitual Residence) [2014] EWFC 26
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[1] These care proceedings concern Amanda, who will soon be seven years old. For the first three years of her life, she lived with her parents and older siblings in Zimbabwe.
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Re P (Step-Parent Adoption) [2014] EWCA Civ 1174

Re P (Step-Parent Adoption) [2014] EWCA Civ 1174 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The two children, aged 14 and 12, had no contact with each of their Polish fathers.
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Cumbria County Council v M & Others [2014] EWHC 2596 (Fam)

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Birth rate down 4.3% in 2013

Birth rate down 4.3% in 2013 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
News: ONS figures show decline in overall birth rate and fertility rate over previous year
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Four family exceptional case funding applications granted during April to June 2014

125 applications submitted to the Legal Aid Agency
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Couple ‘rejects’ disabled girl born by surrogate

Couple ‘rejects’ disabled girl born by surrogate | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A British surrogate mother claims she has been left to raise a baby girl after the commissioning couple rejected the child.
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Facebook is a 'major location for online child sexual grooming', head of child protection agency says - Telegraph

Facebook is a 'major location for online child sexual grooming', head of child protection agency says - Telegraph | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Facebook is one of the UK’s major online locations for child sex grooming, according to the head of Britain's top child abuse investigating agency.
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Revealed: How fear of being seen as racist stopped social workers saving up to 1,400 children from sexual exploitation at the hands of Asian men in just ONE TOWN

Revealed: How fear of being seen as racist stopped social workers saving up to 1,400 children from sexual exploitation at the hands of Asian men in just ONE TOWN | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Children as young as 11 were trafficked, beaten, and raped by large numbers of men between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the review into child protection revealed.
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Lamb: Children’s mental health system ‘not fit for purpose’ - Community Care

Lamb: Children’s mental health system ‘not fit for purpose’ - Community Care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Minister says NHS England and Department of Health taskforce will ‘find best solution’ to service failures (Lamb: Children’s mental health system ‘not fit for purpose’ http://t.co/Gthnh7ymIt...
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Government measures progress against Family Justice Review recommendations

Half of public law cases are being completed within 26 weeks
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Suffolk County Council v H [2014] EWHC 2830 (Fam)

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Surrogacy in the UK

Surrogacy in the UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The surrogacy system in the UK may not be sustainable, according to a BBC documentary which will be broadcast tonight.
The Report: Surrogacy will examine the current state of surrogacy in the country.
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Re B (Children: Long-Term Foster Care) [2014] EWCA Civ 1172 - Family Law

Re B (Children: Long-Term Foster Care) [2014] EWCA Civ 1172 - Family Law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Re B (Children: Long-Term Foster Care) [2014] EWCA Civ 1172 Family Law The local authority became involved and initiated care proceedings in respect of the two children, now 11 and 9, following a report that the father had been violent towards the...
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Man wins bid to adopt his partner’s children

Man wins bid to adopt his partner’s children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The partner of a Polish woman living in the UK has won his legal bid to adopt her two children from previous relationships.
In Re P, the mother had lived in the UK since 2007 with her two children – a boy, now aged 14, and his 12 year-old sister.
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