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'Operate on this mother so that we can take her baby' - Telegraph

'Operate on this mother so that we can take her baby' - Telegraph | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A mother was given a caesarean section while unconscious - then social services put her baby into care
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The wisdom of children

The wisdom of children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Christmas isn't abowt presunts its abowt famli So saith my 6 year old, making me well up with pride (Although god only knows who taught him such sentimental misspellings). He bore the mountain of p...
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Proposed Multi Disciplinary Conference 1st June 2015

Proposed Multi Disciplinary Conference 1st June 2015 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Policing Parents, Protecting Children and Promoting Ado…
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child abduction and child abuse

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The case of Neustadt v Neustadt (child abduction) 2014 is an interesting and desperately sad one
 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2014/4307.html
 
The bare bones of it are that there were two boys, Daniel aged 8 and Jakob aged 6.
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Re P-K (Children) (Contact order: judge's risk assessment) [2014] EWCA Civ 1602

Re P-K (Children) (Contact order: judge's risk assessment) [2014] EWCA Civ 1602 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The father’s appeal from an order providing for only indirect contact with his children was dismissed.
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My review of the year part 3: papering over the cracks By John Bolch

My review of the year part 3: papering over the cracks By John Bolch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
And so we come to the last part of my review of the year, covering the period from September to December.
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Father can only have ‘indirect contact’, court rules

Father can only have ‘indirect contact’, court rules | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Court of Appeal has rejected a Pakistani father’s bid to overturn a ruling that he can only have indirect contact with his children.
Re P-K concerned parents, both from Punjabi families, who had entered an arranged marriage.
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A family truce at Christmas time

A family truce at Christmas time | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Today is the 100th anniversary of the famous Christmas truce of 1914, so it seemed a fitting occasion on which to give the following festive post a second airing. It which first appeared here way back in 2007.
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The Children & Families Act: A year in family law part 1 - Marilyn Stowe Blog

The Children & Families Act: A year in family law part 1 - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Solicitor Mark Christie looks back on significant developments in family law during 2014.
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jess M's curator insight, December 27, 9:24 PM

Big developments in the UK in 2014

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Re R – is B-S dead?

Re R  – is B-S dead? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
That’s the Court of Appeal case that we’ve been talking about all week.  It happened to come in time for my deadline for my Family Law column, so my analysis of it is over there.
 
I know not all of you read Family Law, so here is the link.
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Another day, another appeal against Placement Orders refused

Another day, another appeal against Placement Orders refused | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
I know…  it is like autumn 2013 but in reverse.  It would be nice, once in a while if the Court of Appeal would grant some appeals and refuse others, rather than having six months of granting them all and then six months of refusing them all.
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Family proceedings: the ‘open court principle’

Family proceedings: the ‘open court principle’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Amongst family judges it has become quite the rage to o…
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A week in family law: Adoption clarification and more by John Bolch

A week in family law: Adoption clarification and more by John Bolch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The latest figures released by the Department for Education show that the number of looked after children in England and Wales is continuing to rise.
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Is the Child Protection System fit for Purpose? | Child Protection Resource

RT @C_P_Resource: New category - News and Events; preparing for the June Conference http://t.co/5OvHuSBd4a
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section 20 drift

section 20 drift | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This case is not a legal authority, in that it was delivered by a Circuit Judge, (Her Honour Judge Atkinson) but it is a good judgment, on an important issue, so I am sharing it.
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Re A (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1577

Re A (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1577 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The mother’s appeal from an order pursuant to Sch 1 to the Children Act 1989 in circumstances where the father asserted the millionaire’s defence was dismissed
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My review of the year – part 2: justice for all? By John Bolch

My review of the year – part 2: justice for all? By John Bolch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The first four months of the year brought great changes to the family justice system in this country.
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Court dismisses child maintenance appeal

Court dismisses child maintenance appeal | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The mother of six year-old boy has failed in a bid to secure higher child maintenance payments from the father.
Re A (A Child) concerned ‘S’, whose parents underwent an Islamic wedding ceremony.
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Celebrity chef appointed ‘fostering ambassador’

Celebrity chef appointed ‘fostering ambassador’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
TV chef Lorraine Pascale has been appointed the first ‘Fostering Ambassador’ by the Department for Education.
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Kids may be taken into care as parents used them as 'weapons of choice' after ... - Mirror.co.uk

Kids may be taken into care as parents used them as 'weapons of choice' after ... - Mirror.co.uk | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The well-to-do family were ripped apart as the dad told their daughter her mum was having an affair and tried to frame her for drink driving while she bugged their conversations
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Judge accuses 'well-heeled' parents of using children as 'weapons' in bitter divorce battle - Telegraph

Judge accuses 'well-heeled' parents of using children as 'weapons' in bitter divorce battle - Telegraph | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judge Jeremy Lea criticises the 'intelligent, well-educated and well-heeled' couple in a written ruling following a family court hearing in Nottingham
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Charles Morris's curator insight, December 26, 1:29 PM

"The children have suffered emotional abuse as a result of the disputes between their parents,"  Really?! Is it ever worth the price to involve children in divorce disputes?

Betty Skeet's curator insight, December 27, 9:28 AM

Divorcing shouldn't give parents the 'right' to use their children to get what they want materially or as weapons for revenge, 

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Neustadt v Neustadt (Child Abduction) [2014] EWHC 4307 (Fam)

Neustadt v Neustadt (Child Abduction) [2014] EWHC 4307 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Fact-finding to investigate whether a father can resume contact with children he abducted to Russia for two years.
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How Cafcass built social worker resilience through cycling

How Cafcass built social worker resilience through cycling | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Fundraising for children improved collegiality and teamwork for a dispersed workforce
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Both parties represented in only 24 per cent of all private family law cases

Both parties represented in only 24 per cent of all private family law cases | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Justice has published court statistics for the third quarter of 2014 (July to September) showing that private family law cases where both parties were represented stood at only 24 per cent.
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