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Law Society says the benefits of family law changes will be undermined by legal aid cuts - The Law Society

The benefits of speeding up the way that the family law courts work from Tuesday 22 April 2014 will be undermined by cuts to civil legal aid, the Law Society said today.
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J and D (fact-finding) [2014] EWFC B89 (07 July 2014)

J and D (fact-finding) [2014] EWFC B89 (07 July 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Children giving evidence

Children giving evidence | Children In Law | Scoop.it
  This is a Court of Appeal decision, arising from a private law case in which there was an issue as to whether a child should give evidence as part of the forensic exercise of determining the...
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Hertfordshire County Council v F and Others [2014] EWHC 2159 (Fam) - Family Law Newswatch

Hertfordshire County Council v F and Others [2014] EWHC 2159 (Fam) - Family Law Newswatch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Hertfordshire County Council v F and Others [2014] EWHC 2159 (Fam)
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The mother had three children: her eldest, aged 10 lived with a relative due to the mother being unable to care for him.
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Months on, almost 20% children's social workers still not aware of Children and Families Act changes, report finds

Months on, almost 20% children's social workers still not aware of Children and Families Act changes, report finds | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A report conducted by the Victoria Climbié Foundation finds almost a fifth of children's social workers do not know about sweeping reforms to the adoption system (Months on, almost 20% children’s social workers still not aware of Children and...
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C v B [2014] EWHC 2069 (Fam)

C v B [2014] EWHC 2069 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Serious case reviews should be simplified, report claims

Serious case reviews should be simplified, report claims | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Serious case reviews (SCRs) should be shortened and simplified, a new report has declared.
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Child support variations by John Bolch

Child support variations by John Bolch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A recent Upper Tribunal decision on child support dealt with the issue of a non-resident parent diverting part of his income in order to reduce his liability for child support, which is one of the grounds for varying a child support maintenance...
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Council takes child without informing the mother

Council takes child without informing the mother | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A local council has been given permission to take a child into foster care without informing the mother beforehand.
In X County Council v M and Others, the mother had been diagnosed with a mental health condition known as schizoaffective disorder.
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Re H [2014] EWCA Civ 989 - Family Law Week

Re H [2014] EWCA Civ 989
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The child with whom the court is concerned has been the subject of private law children proceedings since before 11 July 2013 when by agreement a residence order was made in favour of the mother.
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Re K (Return Order: Failure to Comply: Committal) [2014] EWCA Civ 905 - Family Law Newswatch

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Re K (Return Order: Failure to Comply: Committal) [2014] EWCA Civ 905
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The Mongolian mother and Singaporean father met in Singapore and relocated to London following their marriage where the 2-year-old child was born.
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Best practice guide for ‘staying put’ care arrangements published

Best practice guide for ‘staying put’ care arrangements published | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A best practice guide ‘staying put’ arrangements for children in care has been published by an alliance of children’s charities.The Children’s Partnership (CP) includes such members as Barnardos and the NSPCC.
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Woman conceived by donor sperm removes non-father from birth certificate

Woman conceived by donor sperm removes non-father from birth certificate | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A 26 year-old conceived using donor sperm has become the first in the UK to remove the man she thought was her father from her birth certificate.Emma Cresswell had believed the man who lived with her mother at the time of her birth was her father.
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M-F (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 991

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Suggested improvements to case management orders

Suggested improvements to case management orders | Children In Law | Scoop.it
  Look, we know what you're up to. They are intended to be soul-destroyingly tedious - perhaps you have some sort of vested interest in treatment of aneurysms, perhaps you just hate lawyers, p...
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English courts to rule on boy in foster care in Ireland - Irish Times

English courts to rule on boy in foster care in Ireland - Irish Times | Children In Law | Scoop.it
English courts to rule on boy in foster care in Ireland Irish Times Felix McEnroy SC, for the agency, said it considered the quality of the relationship between the mother and her son was not “heartily articulated” in earlier childcare proceedings...
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Child sexual abuse costs UK £3bn per year, finds NSPCC

Child sexual abuse costs UK £3bn per year, finds NSPCC | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Jonathan Brown, Head of Strategy and Development at NSPCC, said he hoped the findings would help them "start a dialogue with government over preventative care." (Impact of child sexual abuse costs the UK economy billions per year, finds NSPCC
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DfE issues guidance on care of unaccompanied and trafficked children

DfE issues guidance on care of unaccompanied and trafficked children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Department for Education has issued guidance on the care of unaccompanied and trafficked children. (DfE issues guidance on care of unaccompanied and trafficked children: The Department for Education ...
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FGM child protection squads to target summer flights out of Britain - The Guardian

FGM child protection squads to target summer flights out of Britain - The Guardian | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Guardian FGM child protection squads to target summer flights out of Britain The Guardian Under section 46 of the Children Act 1989, police officers can decide to remove a child who they believe is at risk of "significant harm" to a place of...
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Mother allowed to take daughter to China

Mother allowed to take daughter to China | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Family Court has given a mother permission to take her daughter on holiday to China.
In JXN (A Child), the Chinese born mother has lived in the UK for 12 years. She became a British citizen in 2010.
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Children returned from Russia to London

Children returned from Russia to London | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A North London mother has been reunited with her two children after they had been detained in Russia by their father.
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Judge in care case: tardy local council must pay costs - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Judge in care case: tardy local council must pay costs - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A London borough which failed to file evidence required in a care case by a court-ordered deadline must pay costs, a judge has ruled.
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Re D (Safeguarding) [2014] EWHC 2376 (Fam) - Family Law Newswatch

Re D (Safeguarding) [2014] EWHC 2376 (Fam) - Family Law Newswatch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Re D (Safeguarding) [2014] EWHC 2376 (Fam)
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[16] Mr. Howe refers next to a Disclosure Protocol between CAFCASS and ACPO dated May 2008 covering the disclosure and handling of police information into private family law cases.
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New LeO chair pushes for jurisdiction over all law providers

New LeO chair pushes for jurisdiction over all law providers | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The new chair of the Office for Legal Complaints – which oversees the Legal Ombudsman – has outlined his ambition for the service to cover unregulated providers of legal services and those offering legal advice as part of a wider package.
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Family Law Awards 2014

Family Law Awards 2014 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Did you know Sir Paul Coleridge is hosting this year’s Family Law Awards? #famlawawards http://t.co/YVu7M32dW1
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Charity: government could afford to restore legal aid

Charity: government could afford to restore legal aid | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The government’s Legal Aid Agency is underspending its allotted budget to the extent that it could afford to restore some legal aid for civil matters, a charity has claimed.
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