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Migration rules 'causing anguish'

Migration rules 'causing anguish' | Children In Law | Scoop.it
British citizens are being separated from partners and children from outside the European Union (EU) by new migration rules that are "causing anguish for families", a group of parliamentarians has found.
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Judge issues guidance for social workers when handling section 20 arrangements

Judge issues guidance for social workers when handling section 20 arrangements | Children In Law | Scoop.it

A judge has issued guidance to social workers on how recent court judgments should inform their section 20 practice

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The new Special Guardianship Regulations

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As trailed at the start of the year.The Special Guardianship ( Amendment ) Regulations 2016 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/111/contents/made   These...

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The Buzz

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The latest news items and guides to family law: Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 (accommodation for children in need) – local authority duties Review of the Youth Justice System Data on Mother and Baby Units in prisons Many thanks to Dana...

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MoJ investigates death in cell of new mother taken off suicide watch

MoJ investigates death in cell of new mother taken off suicide watch | Children In Law | Scoop.it

Partner of Michelle Barnes says she killed herself after guards said her baby would be taken into care and she became agitated

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Christian couple who lost adoptive son win retrial - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Christian couple who lost adoptive son win retrial - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

A decision to take the younger of two brothers from his adoptive parents should be reconsidered, the Court of Appeal has declared.

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Events | The Transparency Project

Events | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it

@CareLeavers Would you be interested in attending or being on the Q and A panel at this event? https://t.co/sysY0Toz8w

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Mother and child can move to Poland - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Mother and child can move to Poland - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

The Family Court has granted a Polish mother permission to move back to her home country with her two year-old daughter.

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Ruling on parental consent alarms social workers - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Ruling on parental consent alarms social workers - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

A judge’s ruling on parental consent could mean a sharp in increase in court applications, social workers fear.

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2.5m children living with problem drinkers - Marilyn Stowe Blog

2.5m children living with problem drinkers - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

Around 2.5 million children in England live with parents who have problems with alcohol, MPs have claimed.

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Former foster children cannot contact carers - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Former foster children cannot contact carers - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Former foster children can often be prevented from contacting their carers, a charity has claimed.
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Re C: A surprising state of affairs - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Re C: A surprising state of affairs - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
When a parent removes a child from one country and the court decides, pursuant to the Hague Convention on Child Abduction, that the removal was wrongful, one
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F (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1315

F (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1315 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
F (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1315 - Case note: A judge’s failure to follow the guidelines for approaching issue... https://t.co/XA3olmuRLv
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Examination of child witnesses not in violation of Article 6

Examination of child witnesses not in violation of Article 6 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Mark William Patrick MacLennan v Her Majesty’s Advocate, [2015] HCJAC 128 – Read judgment The High Court has refused an appeal under Article 6 on the lack of effective cross-examination of child witness, but has provided interesting commentary on how such investigations could be better handled in future to meet Strasbourg standards.  The Facts The original…
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Special guardianship regulations updated to strengthen assessments

Special guardianship regulations updated to strengthen assessments | Children In Law | Scoop.it

New rules, which will come into force at the end of February, focus on guardian's relationship with child and their future needs

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Judge recommends family group conferencing in non-accidental injury case

Judge recommends family group conferencing in non-accidental injury case | Children In Law | Scoop.it

Mr Justice Hayden called on the local authority to involve the whole family in making a care plan for two children

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GN v MA: imagination vs practice in child support - Marilyn Stowe Blog

GN v MA: imagination vs practice in child support - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

In GN v MA, (reported on this blog a few days ago), we see the most recent stage in a continuing application for child support under Schedule 1 of the Children

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The Special Guardianship (Amendment) Regulations 2016

These Regulations amend the Schedule to the Special Guardianship Regulations (2005) (“the 2005 Regulations”) which prescribes the matters to be dealt with by local authorities in reports they prepare for the court in applications for...

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Secrets and lies – the lazy cliches that stand in the way of proper court reporting | The Transparency Project

Secrets and lies – the lazy cliches that stand in the way of proper court reporting | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it

When, recently, a popular radio and TV presenter died, […]

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Press Reporting of Care Proceedings | The Transparency Project

Press Reporting of Care Proceedings | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it

Transparency Project members Lucy Reed and Louise Tickl […]

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Family Lore Case Digest: C (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B206 (17 November 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: C (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B206 (17 November 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it

C (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B206 (17 November 2015): Care and placement proceedings in respect of a... https://t.co/FJhhfz9tz6 #familylaw

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Bird’s nest custody: Another option for separating parents - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Bird’s nest custody: Another option for separating parents - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

‘Bird’s nest custody’ involves the children of the family living in only one home, and the parents taking turns living in that home with the children.

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Young children deprived of homes pay a terrible mental price

Young children deprived of homes pay a terrible mental price | Children In Law | Scoop.it

We see the impact on children’s mental health when they miss out on secure shelter for the first two years of life

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29 February Film Screening Of Documentary Challenging Shaken Baby Syndrome

29 February Film Screening Of Documentary Challenging Shaken Baby Syndrome | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Barrister Jacqui Gilliatt is hosting a screening of the US Documentary "The Syndrome", and everyone is welcome. There is no charge to attend but Jacqui would be grateful if you could spare £10 to cover the cost of the screening.
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B (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1041

B (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1041 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
B (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1041 - Judgment: A mother’s “disguised non-compliance” resulted in a change of resi...
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