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Report: Outcomes for maltreated children following care proceedings - Care Appointments

Report: Outcomes for maltreated children following care proceedings
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This is the first report from a study of outcomes for 114 children from 49 families assessed in an expert multi-disciplinary service during care proceedings.
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'Absent parents' paying child maintenance hits 'all-time high' says DWP

'Absent parents' paying child maintenance hits 'all-time high' says DWP | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Absent parents paying child maintenance hits 'all-time high' says DWP http://t.co/yLdbn9QUxE
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Re B and G (Children) (No 2) [2015] EWFC 3

Re B and G (Children) (No 2) [2015] EWFC 3 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
These are care proceedings in relation to two children, B, a boy, born in July 2010 and G, a girl, born in July 2011 (these are not their real initials).
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Councils criticised for care failings

Councils criticised for care failings | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Councils must do more to support children in care as well as care leavers, a think tank has claimed.
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S v G [2015] EWFC 4 (14 January 2015)

S v G [2015] EWFC 4 (14 January 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Important case:- Mother obtains leave to remove child to Russia - fathers will be outraged. Blog post coming up.
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Father to appeal ‘Draconian’ contact ban - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Father to appeal ‘Draconian’ contact ban - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A children’s social worker who received a “Draconian” ban from seeing his daughter has been given permission to appeal the decision.
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Court bans child being named Nutella

Court bans child being named Nutella | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A French court stops parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision.
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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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High Court declines to transfer care proceedings to Slovakia - Marilyn Stowe Blog

High Court declines to transfer care proceedings to Slovakia - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The High Court has rejected an application to transfer care proceedings regarding three children to Slovakia. (Great work by Holman J in dealing with yet another human tragedy in the EU. New on my ...
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Silent Witness Podcast

Silent Witness Podcast | Children In Law | Scoop.it
@svphillimore and I spent our Friday night working out how to record a podcast, so that we could vent our respective spleens in a hopefully illuminating way about the Silent Witness child protectio...
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75 per cent of LAs not good enough says Ofsted

75 per cent of LAs not good enough says Ofsted | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Seventy-five per cent of the local authorities subjected to a new inspection framework fell below the minimum standard, a new analysis reveals.
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Judge defies the rules by jailing woman for contempt of court

Judge defies the rules by jailing woman for contempt of court | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A High Court judge has ordered the name of a British woman sent to prison to be kept from the public – despite rules saying no one should be jailed in secret.
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Mother allowed to move to Russia under the Hague Convention 1996 - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Mother allowed to move to Russia under the Hague Convention 1996 - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The mother of a two year-old boy has been allowed to move back to Russia against the wishes of the father.
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Unacceptable Risk: Standard of Proof in Determining Child Abuse in Family Law

Unacceptable Risk: Standard of Proof in Determining Child Abuse in Family Law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The nature of child abuse in a family context makes such cases difficult to prove. For this very reason, it is imperative that the law develops an approach to cater to the evidentiary difficulties ...
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Solicitor from child abuse inquiry voices doubts over evidence - Telegraph

Solicitor from child abuse inquiry voices doubts over evidence - Telegraph | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A solicitor who represented former care home staff at an inquiry into child abuse has voiced doubts about some of the evidence of alleged victims, after a new police investigation was launched following claims that a senior Tory was among the...
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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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