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Couple ‘rejects’ disabled girl born by surrogate

Couple ‘rejects’ disabled girl born by surrogate | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A British surrogate mother claims she has been left to raise a baby girl after the commissioning couple rejected the child.
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Facebook is a 'major location for online child sexual grooming', head of child protection agency says - Telegraph

Facebook is a 'major location for online child sexual grooming', head of child protection agency says - Telegraph | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Facebook is one of the UK’s major online locations for child sex grooming, according to the head of Britain's top child abuse investigating agency.
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Revealed: How fear of being seen as racist stopped social workers saving up to 1,400 children from sexual exploitation at the hands of Asian men in just ONE TOWN

Revealed: How fear of being seen as racist stopped social workers saving up to 1,400 children from sexual exploitation at the hands of Asian men in just ONE TOWN | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Children as young as 11 were trafficked, beaten, and raped by large numbers of men between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the review into child protection revealed.
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Lamb: Children’s mental health system ‘not fit for purpose’ - Community Care

Lamb: Children’s mental health system ‘not fit for purpose’ - Community Care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Minister says NHS England and Department of Health taskforce will ‘find best solution’ to service failures (Lamb: Children’s mental health system ‘not fit for purpose’ http://t.co/Gthnh7ymIt...
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Government measures progress against Family Justice Review recommendations

Half of public law cases are being completed within 26 weeks
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Suffolk County Council v H [2014] EWHC 2830 (Fam)

Case summary coming soon
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Surrogacy in the UK

Surrogacy in the UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The surrogacy system in the UK may not be sustainable, according to a BBC documentary which will be broadcast tonight.
The Report: Surrogacy will examine the current state of surrogacy in the country.
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Re B (Children: Long-Term Foster Care) [2014] EWCA Civ 1172 - Family Law

Re B (Children: Long-Term Foster Care) [2014] EWCA Civ 1172 - Family Law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Re B (Children: Long-Term Foster Care) [2014] EWCA Civ 1172 Family Law The local authority became involved and initiated care proceedings in respect of the two children, now 11 and 9, following a report that the father had been violent towards the...
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Man wins bid to adopt his partner’s children

Man wins bid to adopt his partner’s children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The partner of a Polish woman living in the UK has won his legal bid to adopt her two children from previous relationships.
In Re P, the mother had lived in the UK since 2007 with her two children – a boy, now aged 14, and his 12 year-old sister.
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“I need not descend into detail”

“I need not descend into detail” | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
So said the original trial judge in Re B (Children : Long Term Foster Care ) 2014
 
http://www.familylaw.co.uk/news_and_comment/re-b-children-long-term-foster-care-2014-ewca-civ-1172#.U_YJE2NuVjM
 
The Court of Appeal took the opposite view.
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12 per cent more children in council care at an overall cost of £3.4 billion | Audit Commission

12 per cent more children in council care at an overall cost of £3.4 billion | Audit Commission | Children In Law | Scoop.it
12 per cent more children in council care at an overall cost of £3.4 billion http://t.co/KGm3Xctda0
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Epilepsy and rib fractures

Epilepsy and rib fractures | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This is a County Court decision on a finding of fact hearing, involving a child of two Brazilian parents who sustained a rib fracture.
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Family Lore: So much for a day of rest...

Family Lore: So much for a day of rest... | Children In Law | Scoop.it
New blog post: So much for a day of rest...: 13th View from the President's Chambers: The process of... http://t.co/rHErgl5dbO #familylaw
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Child of travelling father ‘had no habitual residence’

Child of travelling father ‘had no habitual residence’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A six year-old girl born in Zimbabwe had no habitual residence when she was taken into care by an English local authority, a judge has ruled.
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Child protection IT system set for launch | Children & Young People Now

Child protection IT system set for launch | Children & Young People Now | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Judge requests Lithuania take over care proceedings - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Judge requests Lithuania take over care proceedings - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Judge requests Lithuania take over care proceedings
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A Family Court judge has asked Lithuania to take over a care case concerning an eight week old girl. In...
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Sharon Shoesmith joins Community Care Live line up - Community Care

Sharon Shoesmith joins Community Care Live line up - Community Care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Community Care Live Children and Families 2014 conference has opened for registration (Sharon Shoesmith joins Community Care Live line up http://t.co/ABhZRETVli #socialwork)...
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Transparency consultation paper issued by President of the Family Division

Views sought as to working and extension of existing transparency guidance
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Suffolk County Council v DL [2014] EWFC 29

Determination within care proceedings as to whether to make a request, pursuant to Article 15 BIIR, for another member state to assume jurisdiction
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Most councils don’t know how much child neglect takes place

Most councils don’t know how much child neglect takes place | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The majority of local authorities do not how much child neglect takes place in their regions, a charity has claimed.
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Re F (Habitual Residence) [2014] EWFC 26 - Family Law

Re F (Habitual Residence) [2014] EWFC 26 - Family Law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Re F (Habitual Residence) [2014] EWFC 26
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[1] These care proceedings concern Amanda, who will soon be seven years old. For the first three years of her life, she lived with her parents and older siblings in Zimbabwe.
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Re P (Step-Parent Adoption) [2014] EWCA Civ 1174

Re P (Step-Parent Adoption) [2014] EWCA Civ 1174 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The two children, aged 14 and 12, had no contact with each of their Polish fathers.
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Children in care total rises 12% in four years

Children in care total rises 12% in four years | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Figures show more than 68,000 taken in by social services, with 42,000 having suffered abuse or neglect (Children in care total rises 12% in four years http://t.co/3ZUXg483mE via @guardian)...
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Unnecessary referrals adding to Northamptonshire's child protection overload - Northampton Chronicle & Echo

Unnecessary referrals adding to Northamptonshire's child protection overload - Northampton Chronicle & Echo | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Northampton Chronicle & Echo Unnecessary referrals adding to Northamptonshire's child protection overload Northampton Chronicle & Echo Child protection workers in Northamptonshire are still sometimes unable to speak to senior managers when needed,...
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Involving children in proceedings - how and why

Involving children in proceedings - how and why | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A few months ago I was asked to speak on a panel at the Voice of the Child Conference 2014. My topic was whether the family court is the right solution for cases involving children and young people.
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