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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

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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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Supreme Court to consider costs issue in family case

Supreme Court to consider costs issue in family case | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A dispute over the payment of costs in a care dispute is to set to reach the Supreme Court next week.
Re S concerned a girl referred to as ‘A-M’, who is now six years old. She has three siblings, ranging in age from 1 to 12 years.
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Many child contact centres closing down

Many child contact centres closing down | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In excess of 40 child contact centres have closed over the last year and a half, a charity has claimed.
Child contact centres provide a neutral venue in which children with parents who cannot agree on access can see their absent father or mother.
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International Child Maintenance - Paradigm Family Law

International Child Maintenance - Paradigm Family Law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
International Child Maintenance - Paradigm Family Law www.paradigmfamilylaw.co.uk/?p=686 New Child Maintenance rules in Germany
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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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Schools suspend hundreds of staff amid child protection guidance confusion - The Guardian

Schools suspend hundreds of staff amid child protection guidance confusion - The Guardian | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Staff living with someone with a conviction for a violent or sexual crime face disqualification, says public sector union Unison
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Ex-prostitute wins children back from Haringey social services

Ex-prostitute wins children back from Haringey social services | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A former prostitute has won a family court battle for the return of her two daughters from Haringey’s social services after winning her battle with a drug habit.
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