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Court Bundles - essential update

Court Bundles - essential update | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Practice Direction 27A - Family Proceedings: Court Bundles (Universal Practice to be Applied in the High Court and Family Court) gives details about how bundles should be presented, by whom and where and when they should be lodged.
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The Children's Commissioner for England

The Children's Commissioner for England, Dr Maggie Atkinson, promotes the views and interests of children and young people in England.
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Number of looked after children continues to rise

Number of looked after children continues to rise | Children In Law | Scoop.it
New statistics at both national and local authority levels from the Department for Education show that the number of looked after children in England continues to rise.
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Record number of children adopted - Press releases - GOV.UK

Record number of children adopted - Press releases - GOV.UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Records have been broken today with more than 5,000 children placed in loving, stable homes in the last 12 months - an increase of 26%.
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Irish government abandons surrogacy plans

Irish government abandons surrogacy plans | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Irish government has postponed plans to reform its surrogacy laws, according to new media reports.
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"If You Don't Take Our Advice, We Will Take Ashya Into Care"

"If You Don't Take Our Advice, We Will Take Ashya Into Care" | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The moment we thought would come, has done so. During the time that the Kings were reunited with their son, who was diagnosed with a form of cancer in need of urgent treatment, and who subsequently...
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'Recipe for disaster' in child care

'Recipe for disaster' in child care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The safety of vulnerable children is at risk in the east of England because of a "dangerous lack of social workers", it is claimed.
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Relatives of adopted adults now able to trace family tree

Descendants now able to discover more of their medical background
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Child abuse report criticises police

Child abuse report criticises police | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Children in South Yorkshire care homes were left vulnerable to sexual abuse because of police "shortcomings", a report finds.
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LAW, PRACTICE DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE

LAW, PRACTICE DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Practice Directions and the President of the Family Division
In her http://www.pinktape.co.uk/rants/who-to-follow-the-precedent-or-the-president/ @familoo reflects on precedent law: ‘Who to follow: the precedent or the President?
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Welsh Government | Adoptions, outcomes and placements for children looked after by local authorities

Welsh Government | Adoptions, outcomes and placements for children looked after by local authorities | Children In Law | Scoop.it
An annual report which presents information on those on care orders and other children provided with accommodation by their local authority.
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Conference calls for cooperation on migrant children

Conference calls for cooperation on migrant children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Speakers at one-day legal conference in London this week stressed the need for greater cooperation between agencies working with vulnerable migrant children.
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NSPCC highlights lack of support for children returning home from care

'Support for families with children returning home from care urgently needs rethinking'
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E (A Child : Welfare hearing) [2014] EWFC B118 (27 June 2014)

E (A Child : Welfare hearing) [2014] EWFC B118 (27 June 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
RT @BAILII: [EWFC OJ] E (A Child : Welfare hearing) [2014] EWFC B118 (27 June 2014): http://t.co/mZHATd9dFt
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DWP releases latest data on the 2012 statutory child maintenance scheme - Family Law

DWP releases latest data on the 2012 statutory child maintenance scheme - Family Law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
DWP releases latest data on the 2012 statutory child maintenance scheme Family Law 30 SEP 2014 The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published information on cases being processed on the 2012 statutory child maintenance scheme, delivered...
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High Court Judge to rule on 1 year-old’s life

High Court Judge to rule on 1 year-old’s life | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A judge in the High Court is set to rule whether a one year-old boy with brain damage should be taken off life support.
The boy was born prematurely via caesarean section. During the birth, he was left with “profound irreversible brain damage”.
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Gina Ford's Brand of Part Time Parenting Challenged By Neuroscience

Gina Ford's Brand of Part Time Parenting Challenged By Neuroscience | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Heralded as a parenting expert in the nineties, Gina Ford's brand of parenting struck a chord with millions of women across the country hoping to juggle busy lifestyles and hectic work schedules. H...
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Serious case reviews shoot up

Serious case reviews shoot up | Children In Law | Scoop.it
There was a sharp rise in the number of serious case reviews carried out in the year to March, new figures from Ofsted reveal.
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Documentary shows ‘radical’ way of helping children with behavioural difficulties

Documentary shows ‘radical’ way of helping children with behavioural difficulties | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Too Tough To Teach airs tonight on Channel 5 and takes you inside a specialist school without punishments, rewards or physical restraint.
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14 year old held in Australia to prevent arranged marriage

14 year old held in Australia to prevent arranged marriage | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A 14 year old Australian girl has been prevented from boarding a plane by authorities in order to stop her arranged marriage in Lebanon.
The girl was detained with her uncle by customs and federal police at Sydney airport.
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The Paedophile Hunter: Channel 4 to air film on controversial web vigilante

The Paedophile Hunter: Channel 4 to air film on controversial web vigilante | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Broadcaster says documentary about Stinson Hunter is most important of the year (The Paedophile Hunter: Channel 4 to air film on controversial web vigilante http://t.co/dQm9ST4N7F via @guardian)...
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South Yorkshire police under fire for failing to protect vulnerable children

South Yorkshire police under fire for failing to protect vulnerable children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Force at centre of Rotherham abuse scandal faces new criticism as inspectors say officers let down children in care homes (South Yorkshire police under fire for failing to protect vulnerable children http://t.co/as6yNUSD5e...
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Social workers making the right decisions to protect children, say guardians - Communitycare.co.uk

Social workers making the right decisions to protect children, say guardians - Communitycare.co.uk | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Social workers making the right decisions to protect children, say guardians Communitycare.co.uk The organisation's study, Three weeks in November, found that in over 80% of cases the local authority was correct to make an application for care...
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Re-branding Child Arrangement Orders – draft MoJ press release

Re-branding Child Arrangement Orders – draft MoJ press release | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Now look here, you silly plebs. When we changed the name of Custody and Access to Residence and Contact, you were all supposed to realise that these new fluffier terms meant that it wasn’t worth fighting about who got which order and that you’d...
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State-by-state guide to surrogacy in the United States

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Same-Sex Parents - BBC Radio 4

Same-Sex Parents - BBC Radio 4 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Mary Smeeth talks to same-sex parents about the challenges of raising their children.
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