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Sir Martin Narey heads up new leadership board to drive adoption improvements

Sir Martin Narey heads up new leadership board to drive adoption improvements | Children In Law | Scoop.it
New leadership board will be tasked with keeping local authorities 'on track' with their adoption targets, warns children's minister
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AVH v SI & Another [2014] EWHC 2938 (Fam) - Family Law Week

AVH v SI & Another [2014] EWHC 2938 (Fam) Family Law Week The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the...
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Child Maintenance Service writes to parents

Child Maintenance Service writes to parents | Children In Law | Scoop.it
As many as 50,000 children could benefit from continuing changes to the child maintenance system, the government has claimed.
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DfE issues advice on child protection cases and care orders where the child has links to a foreign country

DfE issues advice on child protection cases and care orders where the child has links to a foreign country | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Department for Education (DfE) has issued guidance on handling child protection cases and care orders where the child has links to a foreign country.
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UNICEF's First Global Report On Hidden Violence Against Children

UNICEF's First Global Report On Hidden Violence Against Children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Last week UNICEF released their first ever report on the extent of violence against children around the world. It's a shocking report, whose front cover features the (faceless) body of a seven-year...
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One in 10 girls worldwide face serious sexual violence

One in 10 girls worldwide face serious sexual violence | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Unicef finds 120m young females endure rape and forced sexual acts, with high rates of murder and violence against all children (One in 10 girls worldwide face serious sexual violence http://t.co/E7SNOYM2vW)...
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Well-off children hit hardest by divorce

Well-off children hit hardest by divorce | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Children of wealthy families are more likely to suffer behavioural problems after their parents’ divorce than those living in lower income families.
That is the unexpected find of a study by researchers at the Universities of Chicago and Georgetown.
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Mother wins rehearing in protracted residence dispute

Mother wins rehearing in protracted residence dispute | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The mother of two boys has won a rehearing in the latest stage of a drawn-out custody dispute with their father.
Re K (Children) concerned brothers aged 14 and 12. Their parents had separated a decade earlier following a seven year marriage.
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Zimbabwean-American girl placed into mother’s care

Zimbabwean-American girl placed into mother’s care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Family Court has placed the daughter of an American man in the care of her Zimbabwean mother.
In F judgment (No 2 welfare – approved), the girl’s parents met in Zimbabwe in 1996 and had a ‘customary marriage’.
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Looked after children data collection: 2015 to 2016 changes

Looked after children data collection: 2015 to 2016 changes | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In respect of looked after children, there is a new requirement in collection year 2015 to 2016 for local authorities to enter the Ofsted unique reference number (URN) when preparing their SSDA903 returns where the setting is subject to Ofsted...
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AVH v SI & Anor (By Judith Bennett-Hernandez As Her Guardian) [2014] EWHC 2938 (Fam) (04 September 2014)

AVH v SI & Anor (By Judith Bennett-Hernandez As Her Guardian) [2014] EWHC 2938 (Fam) (04 September 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Chd1 & Chd1 (Children : care orders) [2014] EWFC B113 (09 September 2014)

Chd1 & Chd1 (Children : care orders) [2014] EWFC B113 (09 September 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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‘WORKING TOGETHER’: CLEVELAND AND ROTHERHAM

‘WORKING TOGETHER’: CLEVELAND AND ROTHERHAM | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
Cleveland report
 
The report of the Butler-Sloss inquiry into child abuse in Cleveland (HMSO, Cm 412) was published on 6 July 1988.
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One third of children in foster care separated from brothers and sisters

One third of children in foster care separated from brothers and sisters | Children In Law | Scoop.it
One third of the children placed in foster care over the last financial year were separated from their siblings, new research from Action for Children suggests.
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Ten prominent politicians are being named by abuse victims

Ten prominent politicians are being named by abuse victims | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The telephone calls have come since Theresa May announced an inquiry into how claims of child abuse were dealt with by public institutions.
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Wardship and the right to publish

Wardship and the right to publish | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The right to publish details of family proceedings and the operation of the wardship jurisdiction have cropped up recently in the case of A, the 5 year old taken by his parents from a hospital in Southsea against medical advice (RT @Hombre_Mediocre:...
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The Children Act : Ian McEwan

The Children Act : Ian McEwan | Children In Law | Scoop.it
I wasn't going to read this book, fearful of the same galling disappointment when Silk (in series 3) started to lose its sense of realism and go off into flights of legal fancy. But then I read Ian...
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I’m a sausage machine, a perfect sausage machine

I’m a sausage machine, a perfect sausage machine | Children In Law | Scoop.it
  Agatha Christie, the doyenne of ‘cosy’ crime novels and the creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, once said of herself that she was “A sausage machine, a perfect sausage machine”.  She was talking about how her publishers thought of her,...
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Samantha Morton reveals sexual abuse as child in residential care

Samantha Morton reveals sexual abuse as child in residential care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Actor who spent childhood in foster care and residential homes says abuse was rife in Nottingham children's services (Samantha Morton reveals sexual abuse as child in residential care http://t.co/2bN0rsPuu0)...
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Care applications climb in August

Care applications climb in August | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Cafcass received 894 care applications during August.
The figure represents an increase of eight per cent over the same month last year, when 828 such applications came into the service.
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London borough reconsiders future of disabled girl in foster care

London borough reconsiders future of disabled girl in foster care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The London Borough of Hillingdon is reconsider its plans for the future of a disabled girl in foster care, following a ruling by the Local Government Ombudsman.
The girl, now aged seven, suffers from autism and other learning difficulties.
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'Is it right that a kid should simply pass through the system and then be forgotten?' - Community Care

'Is it right that a kid should simply pass through the system and then be forgotten?' - Community Care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A residential care worker shares their views and experiences of being allowed to see children after they leave care ('Is it right that a kid should simply pass through the system and then be forgotten?
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Campaign to raise awareness of child support changes

Campaign to raise awareness of child support changes | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a new campaign designed to highlight the forthcoming closure of Child Support Agency (CSA) cases.
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More court video evidence planned

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'All of us could have done more', admits Rotherham's director of children's services - Telegraph

'All of us could have done more', admits Rotherham's director of children's services - Telegraph | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Joyce Thacker accepts responsibility for her part in the child abuse scandal, but refuses to resign
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Judges need time to make decisions by John Bolch

Judges need time to make decisions by John Bolch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
What does a court do when all else seems to have failed to resolve a long-running and acrimonious dispute over a father’s contact with his children – one in which the mother has shown implacable hostility not just to contact, but also to the...
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