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Family and friends carers news and developments - Family Rights Group

New on-line information for family and friends carers Have you yet looked at our new interactive advice and information section for carers?
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Siblings separated in care

Siblings separated in care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Close to 40 per cent of children with brothers or sisters do not live with them once they enter the care system, new research suggests.
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Nearly £3 billion in child maintenance classed as ‘uncollectable’

Nearly £3 billion in child maintenance classed as ‘uncollectable’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The government has classified £2.9 billon of £3.9 billion in child maintenance arrears as “uncollectable”, Radio 5 Live reports.The arrears relate to family cases handled by the soon-to-be-phased-out Child Support Agency (CSA).
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D (A Child) (No 2) [2015] EWFC 2

Judgment in care and placement proceedings focusing on the difficulties faced by the parents in obtaining legal aid.
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Criticism of professionals – two cases

Criticism of professionals  – two cases | Children In Law | Scoop.it
These aren’t earth-shattering judgments (though I think that both are very well written and constructed, and worth sharing for that alone) and they aren’t precedent authorities for any points, but both raise practice issues which are valuable, and...
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C, E, J, JB (Care Proceedings, Placement with Family Member or in Foster Care) [2015] EWFC B2 (16 January 2015)

C, E, J, JB (Care Proceedings, Placement with Family Member or in Foster Care) [2015] EWFC B2 (16 January 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
[EWFC OJ] C, E, J, JB (Care Proceedings, Placement with Family Member or in Foster Care) [2015] EWFC B2 (16 Ja... http://t.co/vB3pHu9qkH
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Forty child contact centres close in 18 months

Forty child contact centres close in 18 months | Children In Law | Scoop.it
More than 40 Child Contact Centres, which help children to keep in touch with a non-residential parent in a neutral venue after separation, have been closed in the past 18 months according to a new report.
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Family Lore: Even better...

Family Lore: Even better... | Children In Law | Scoop.it
New blog post: Even better...: A while back I posted this: In the light of this I have now amended it: http://t.co/0gRmHbUsXP #familylaw
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Safeguarding, privacy and respect for children and young people and the ‘next steps’ in media access to family courts

Safeguarding, privacy and respect for children and young people and the ‘next steps’ in media access to family courts | Children In Law | Scoop.it
hey understand the issues for some parents who may feel aggrieved by judges’ decisions; but they argue that children’s need for protection of their privacy and long term welfare must come first.
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Family Lore: @familylaw: Ten thousand followers surely can't be wrong?

Family Lore: @familylaw: Ten thousand followers surely can't be wrong? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Blogged: @familylaw: Ten thousand followers surely can't be wrong?: Well, perhaps they can, but at least the f... http://t.co/ZL4fQN1FSd
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Abuse inquiry members to face MPs

Abuse inquiry members to face MPs | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Members of an inquiry into child sexual abuse will appear before MPs later, with the the inquiry still lacking a chairman after the first two appointees resigned.
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President of the Family Division Shies Away From Controversial MGM Debate

President of the Family Division Shies Away From Controversial MGM Debate | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In a case which has garnered some attention over the last few days, President of the Family Division James Munby clarifies the position on Female Genital Mutilation in Re B and G [2014], but fails ...
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What is family law for? By John Bolch - Marilyn Stowe Blog

What is family law for? By John Bolch - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Sometimes it's easy to get lost in the minutiae of family law that we can lose sight of its overall purpose. John Bolch explains.
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Family Lore: The Changing Adoption Landscape - But Can More be Done?

Family Lore: The Changing Adoption Landscape - But Can More be Done? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
New blog post: The Changing Adoption Landscape - But Can More be Done?: Last year almost 6,000 of the… http://t.co/PRayHCxFrR #familylaw
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Adoption seminar (featuring Rihanna)

Adoption seminar (featuring Rihanna) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
[Seminar itself not featuring Rihanna. She will not be attending, or singing, or play any role in it whatsoever. She won’t even be an image on a slide.
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Gay adoption on the rise

Gay adoption on the rise | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The number of children adopted by gay and lesbian couples rose significantly last year, according to official figures.
The Department for Education revealed that 330 children were adopted by same sex couples in 2014.
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Judge orders his father to take his child to Mass

Judge orders his father to take his child to Mass | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This is a story in the Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/11355745/Judge-orders-father-to-take-his-children-to-church.html The gist of it is that His Honour Judge Orrell ordered a father in private law proceedings that...
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Objection to gay adopters

Objection to gay adopters | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This is an interesting news item from PinkNews (rather than Pink Tape for once) Allowing same sex couples to adopt was highly controversial and politicised – almost the entire Parliamentary debate about the 2002 Adoption and Children Act was taken...
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Family Lore Case Digest: C, E, J, JB (Care Proceedings, Placement with Family Member or in Foster Care) [2015] EWFC B2 (16 January 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: C, E, J, JB (Care Proceedings, Placement with Family Member or in Foster Care) [2015] EWFC B2 (16 January 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
C, E, J, JB (Care Proceedings, Placement with Family Member or in Foster Care) [2015] EWFC B2 (16 J... http://t.co/37lc8Vd4P8 #familylaw
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U (Children) [2014] EWHC 4535 (Fam)

U (Children) [2014] EWHC 4535 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Application by father for return of children to Pakistan under the 2003 protocol following their removal to the UK by the mother in 2010.
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Transparency - The Next Steps: A Consultation Paper issued by the President of the Family Division on 15 August 2014

Transparency - The Next Steps: A Consultation Paper issued by the President of the Family Division on 15 August 2014 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A key element of the family justice reforms is the transparency agenda – finding ways of opening up the workings of the Family Court to public scrutiny so as to increase understanding of what we do and how we do it, whilst at the same time...
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Litigants in person research report

Litigants in person research report | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This report presents findings from a study commissioned by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to provide evidence of the experiences and support needs of litigants in person in private family law cases.
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Re K and H (Children: Unrepresented Father: Cross-Examination of Child) [2015] EWFC 1

Re K and H (Children: Unrepresented Father: Cross-Examination of Child) [2015] EWFC 1 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
It was held that in certain circumstances it was appropriate for the court to order that HMCTS should meet the cost of legal representation in order to safeguard the rights enshrined in the European Convention.
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Family Orders

Family Orders | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Here, we have all the draft standard orders prepared by a drafting group, led by Mr Justice Mostyn, with the aim of providing a comprehensive set of orders, the use of which would become mandatory in the Family Court and the Family Division...
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Family Court magistrate suspended over gay adoption comments

Family Court magistrate suspended over gay adoption comments | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A Family Court magistrate has been suspended after commenting on the adoption of a child by a gay couple.
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