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Hague Convention on child abduction may shape Japan's family law — or vice versa

Hague Convention on child abduction may shape Japan's family law  — or vice versa | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Giant Hello Kitty-emblazoned kudos to Japan for finally signing the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. Now comes the hard part: actually making it work. Mistakenly identified ...
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Child neglect linked with changes to brain's white matter

Child neglect linked with changes to brain's white matter | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A new study found abandoned children who had been put into institutional care showed white matter changes in their brain, but early placement into foster care reversed this effect.
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Social workers given updated guidance on e-cigarette use by foster carers or adopters - Community Care

Social workers given updated guidance on e-cigarette use by foster carers or adopters - Community Care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
British Association of Adoption and Fostering now advises social workers to distinguish between e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes
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Family Lore Case Digest: J (Final Hearing) [2015] EWFC B13 (21 January 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: J (Final Hearing) [2015] EWFC B13 (21 January 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
J (Final Hearing) [2015] EWFC B13 (21 January 2015): Final hearing of care proceedings in respect o... http://t.co/Q8LT49lfcO #familylaw
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Court Authorises Troubled Mum’s Involuntary Sterilisation | Prenup Solicitors

Court Authorises Troubled Mum’s Involuntary Sterilisation | Prenup Solicitors | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In a truly exceptional case, the Court of Protection has authorised the involuntary sterilisation of a learning disabled mother of six children on grounds that
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Leave to revoke a Placement Order, successful appeal

Leave to revoke a Placement Order, successful appeal | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
Re G (a child) 2015
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/119.html
 
The mother was appealing a refusal to grant her leave to apply to revoke a Placement Order (i.e to get her child back).
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A tale of One Telegraph – follow up

A tale of One Telegraph – follow up | Children In Law | Scoop.it
I said that I would look out for the transcript of the judgment that Mr Booker was reporting about http://suesspiciousminds.com/2015/02/16/a-tale-of-two-telegraphs/ The bare facts that we knew were – His Honour Judge Jones, two boys, a bruise, and...
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Family Law Week: ‘Discoverer’ of shaken baby syndrome expresses concern over flawed evidence

‘Discoverer’ of shaken baby syndrome expresses concern over flawed evidence http://t.co/l3bNbuJyb1
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Mother wins bid to have adoption order reheard

Mother wins bid to have adoption order reheard | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The mother of a six year-old boy has won the right to have her appeal against a care order reheard.
In G (A Child), the boy, referred to as ‘J’, had been in foster care since August 2012.
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Re G (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 119

Re G (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 119 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The mother’s appeal from a decision refusing her leave to revoke the placement order was allowed.
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Whitehall unit to reform child protection systems under a Labour government

Labour will create a cross-government child protection unit to “revolutionise” safeguarding systems and practice if the party is elected in May.
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International Children Law Update: February 2015

Jacqueline Renton, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the latest key decisions in international children law.
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Could ‘family finding’ help UK fostering? | Mary O’Hara

Could ‘family finding’ help UK fostering? | Mary O’Hara | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Advocates say the approach has worked in the US as an alternative to children being marooned in the system – and there is new interest in Britain
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Council to commission out child protection in the biggest outsourcing ‘in a generation’

Council to commission out child protection in the biggest outsourcing ‘in a generation’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Northamptonshire County Council will retain 150 of its 4,000 staff members in a £68m budget cut
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A family tragedy by John Bolch

A family tragedy by John Bolch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Many parents will have experienced the trauma of their young child choking on a piece of food. For most of them, it is happily no more than a momentary scare, as the blockage to the child’s windpipe is cleared and the incident passes.
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Same sex couple receive parental responsibility - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Same sex couple receive parental responsibility - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A British same sex couple have been granted parental responsibility for a surrogate child despite a legal deadline having passed.
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Can a Court make a Placement Order of its own motion?

Can a Court make a Placement Order of its own motion? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
I know, that sounds a lot like one of those questions that you get in newspapers like  “Was Ed Milliband responsible for Diana’s death?” in which you read the article and the answer buried towards the bottom is “no”
But I’m not so sure.
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A (A Child) [2015] EWHC 443 (Fam)

A (A Child) [2015] EWHC 443 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A (A Child) [2015] EWHC 443 (Fam) - Judgment: NHS Trust's application for permission to switch off the ventilator ... http://t.co/Zy4qaDte1U
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AB v CD [2015] EWFC 12

AB v CD [2015] EWFC 12 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The court dispensed with the need for the surrogate mother’s consent in circumstances where the consent given was insufficient for the purposes of s 54 of the HFEA 2008 and she could not be located. Parental orders were granted.
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Re H [2015] EWCA Civ 115

Re H [2015] EWCA Civ 115 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The father’s appeal from final care order which stipulated that the father was not to have unsupervised or extended periods of contact with the children was refused.
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Children of divorce ‘less likely to earn degree’

Children of divorce ‘less likely to earn degree’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that children whose parents get a divorce are less likely to earn a university degree than those from two-parent families.
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Family Lore: Press Releases

New blog post: Press Releases: I receive many requests to publish press releases, so I thought I would… http://t.co/i9NnCVLwfY #familylaw
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Family Lore Case Digest: C (Fact Finding) [2015] EWFC B12 (02 January 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: C (Fact Finding) [2015] EWFC B12 (02 January 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
C (Fact Finding) [2015] EWFC B12 (02 January 2015): Care proceedings. Fact finding hearing to deter... http://t.co/h571taffGq #familylaw
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