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What is the adoption assessment process like for social workers?

What is the adoption assessment process like for social workers? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The government intends to shorten the time required to be approved as an adopter. But what is involved in the process, asks Louise Tickle
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P (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 466

P (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 466 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Appeal by mother against a child arrangements order that gave direct, unsupervised contact to the father but with a history of domestic violence.
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K (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 352

K (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 352 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Appeal by father in protracted children proceedings involving consideration of forum conveniens and habitual residence.
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C (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 500

C (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 500 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Mother's appeal against decision not to publish a judgment in private children law proceedings after opposition from the father. Appeal dismissed. There are also useful comments on the status of the President's Guidance on the issue.
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Lessons for parents from Dublin by John Bolch

Lessons for parents from Dublin by John Bolch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
As I’m sure I’ve said before, family law may vary from one jurisdiction to the next, but the situations facing family law judges around the world are often very similar.
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'The last place was like a prison': care leavers' stories of children's homes

'The last place was like a prison': care leavers' stories of children's homes | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Being taken into care is a traumatic experience, but what happens next need not be all negative – as the stories of Neil Morrissey and Lemn Sissay show
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Family Lore Case Digest: J (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B55 (11 March 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: J (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B55 (11 March 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
J (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B55 (11 March 2015): Final hearing of care and placement proceedings co... http://t.co/r9c8v7Ytk6 #familylaw
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Father’s bid for return of daughter to Germany fails

Father’s bid for return of daughter to Germany fails | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A Guinean father living in Germany has failed to get his nine year-old daughter back from the UK.The girl’s parents were in a relationship between 2005 and 2008.
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Mother responsible for injuries to toddler

Mother responsible for injuries to toddler | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The mother of a two year old boy caused bruising and other injuries, a family court has ruled.East Sussex County Council v BH & Others concerned ‘BT’, who was born in October 2012.
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Composite threshold documents – in which, a tightrope is walked

Composite threshold documents  – in which, a tightrope is walked | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Two nightmares of legal blogging this week.
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Re C (Publication of Judgment) [2015] EWCA Civ 500

Re C (Publication of Judgment) [2015] EWCA Civ 500 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The mother’s appeal from a decision refusing publication of an anonymised judgment in private law children proceedings was dismissed.
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Fewer than two per cent of new FGM cases involve children

Fewer than two per cent of new FGM cases involve children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Only 60 child victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) have been identified by authorities out of thousands of new cases since last September, prompting fears...
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How the other half litigate by John Bolch - Marilyn Stowe Blog

How the other half litigate by John Bolch - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The abolition of legal aid for most private law family proceedings has created an underclass of second class litigants who cannot afford legal representation.
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1400 child abuse suspects identified - BBC News

1400 child abuse suspects identified - BBC News | Children In Law | Scoop.it
More than 1,400 suspects, including politicians and celebrities, have been investigated by police probing historical child sex abuse allegations.
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V (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 274

V (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 274 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Appeal by father against findings in private law children proceedings on the grounds that the judgment lacked reasons. Appeal allowed and remitted to a new judge.
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Where’s there’s smoke there’s fire

Where’s there’s smoke there’s fire | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Last week we reported on a couple who tried and failed to win back care of their two year old.
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Keep Calm and Read B-S

Keep Calm and Read B-S | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Cyrus Larizadeh of 4 Paper Buildings and Senate House Chambers recently spoke at the NAGALRO Conference on Re B-S, its aftermath and some of the misconceptions arising from it.
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The Transparency Project

The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Yesterday I attended the first ever conference for this titled 'Is Child Protection System Fit for Purpose?' It was a humbling and enlightening experience. To have solicitors, barristers and judges...
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Smokey and the Bandit – “boy adopted due to smoky house”

Smokey and the Bandit – “boy adopted due to smoky house” | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
This story appeared in the Guardian yesterday.  Two year old boy from smoky house to be placed for adoption.
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Family Lore Case Digest: C (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B56 (05 May 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: C (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B56 (05 May 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
C (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B56 (05 May 2015): Judgment in care proceedings concerning a four year ... http://t.co/N6511ZjYCZ #familylaw
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IB v MM [2015] EWHC 1502 (Fam)

IB v MM [2015] EWHC 1502 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Father's application pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction 1980 for summary return of the child to Germany where she was born. Application dismissed
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A small ray of light is extinguished by John Bolch

A small ray of light is extinguished by John Bolch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
There have been various efforts by various people to plug the gap in legal advice and representation caused by the abolition of legal aid for most private law family matters in April 2013.
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AR v RN [2015] UKSC 35

AR v RN [2015] UKSC 35 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal from a determination that the children had become habitually resident in Scotland.
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Our response to The Queen's Speech 2015

Our response to The Queen's Speech 2015 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, responds to The Queen's Speech 2015
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Families unnecessarily held at immigration removal centre, report finds

Families unnecessarily held at immigration removal centre, report finds | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Families and children held at an immigration removal centre could have been put up in a hotel instead, a report has found.
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Just how significant are parental intentions in determining a child’s habitual residence?

Just how significant are parental intentions in determining a child’s habitual residence? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Most international child lawyers may have thought that the concept of habitual residence had been determined by a trio of children cases heard by the UK Supreme Court during the last 2 years (Re A (Jurisdiction: Return of Child) [2013] UKSC 60,...
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