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ALC and NYAS publish report on children's privacy - Family Law

ALC and NYAS publish report on children's privacy - Family Law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Dr Julia Brophy (with Kate Perry and Eleanor Harrison) has published the next stage in her research on children involved in the family courts, and their confidentiality.
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CK (Children) (Care Proceedings, Habitual Residence, Article 15) [2015] EWHC 2666 (Fam)

Judgment within care proceedings concerning (i) whether the court had jurisdiction under Article 8 Brussels IIA; and (ii) whether to accede to a request by the Lithuanian Central Authority for a transfer of jurisdiction under Article 15 Brussels IIA.
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Adoption, research and more research: a week in family law

Adoption, research and more research: a week in family law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This week we had one major family law news story, and an avalanche of family law related research and statistics… The major story was Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement of measures intended to increase the number of children who are...
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President calls for end of misuse of section 20 agreements - Family Law Week

President calls for end of misuse of section 20 agreements Family Law Week The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has drawn attention to the misuse by a local authority of section 20 of the Children Act 1989 and said 'steps must be...
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Prime Minister's plans for speeding up adoption welcomed - Family Law Week

Prime Minister's plans for speeding up adoption welcomed Family Law Week Government figures show that around 10% of adopted children are placed with families early, but Mr Cameron wants these numbers to double as soon as possible as part of a drive...
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How Austerity Is Harming Our Children

How Austerity Is Harming Our Children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
As we scour the net researching for our latest article over at Jordans, this latest find, a host of reports carried out by charities and other organisations on how austerity is affecting children and families is a must read.
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Special guardianship order assessments to be strengthened

Special guardianship order assessments to be strengthened | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Assessment process for special guardianship orders is to become more thorough, while the Prime Minister pledges more improvements to adoption
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The Buzz

The Buzz | Children In Law | Scoop.it
These are the news items we feel should be right on the radar: Britain’s youth at risk of being ‘lost generation’, warns equality report Poor support failing most vulnerable young people, say MPs Child Abuse Inquiry Offers Explanation For Inability...
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AF v HS [2015] EWHC 2968 (Fam)

AF v HS [2015] EWHC 2968 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Both parents were currently present and resident in London as were the 3 children. However, the mother had moved with the children from France to London without the father's knowledge.
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Question It!

Question It! | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Welcome to another week.
A recent news item from the BBC tells us that a four year old child has been taken into care after her mother slapped her in the face and then swore at, and pushed a woman who intervened.
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PM calls for faster adoption process

PM calls for faster adoption process | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron has called for a dramatic increase in the number of children adopted from care early.
He claimed that not enough local councils use early placement schemes.
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The Buzz

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The latest news items touching on family and child welfare: Amnesty welcomes widening of Northern Ireland child abuse inquiry – Mother and Baby Homes to be investigated Child abuse inquiry ‘will recommend compensation for victims’ (Northern Ireland)...
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Child Maintenance Service ‘neglecting arrears’ says Gingerbread

Child Maintenance Service ‘neglecting arrears’ says Gingerbread | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Child Support Agency successor organisation the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) has not taken the collection of arrears seriously, a charity has claimed.
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Average time for placements falls to 17 months - Family Law Week

Average time for placements falls to 17 months Family Law Week The Adoption Leadership Board has reported that the time taken between a child entering care and being placed with a family has decreased by 4 months, from 22 months in 2012-13 to 18...
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New arrears figures for the Child Maintenance Service are “disappointing” says ... - Family Law Week

New arrears figures for the Child Maintenance Service are “disappointing” says ...
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NJDB v United Kingdom (App No. 76760/12) - Family Law

NJDB v United Kingdom (App No. 76760/12) - Family Law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The European Court of Human Rights found there had been no violation of Art 6 or Art 8 as a result of the father’s inability to obtain legal aid in private law proceedings in the UK Supreme Court.
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Re CK (Care Proceedings: Habitual Residence: Art 15) [2015] EWHC 2666 (Fam) - Family Law

Re CK (Care Proceedings: Habitual Residence: Art 15) [2015] EWHC 2666 (Fam) - Family Law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The court held that the Lithuanian children were habitually resident in England and Wales when proceedings were initiated and as the English court was also better placed to hear the case it was held to have jurisdiction.
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A day in the life of ... Lucy Reed (Barrister and Mediator) - Family Law

A day in the life of ... Lucy Reed (Barrister and Mediator) - Family Law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The aim of "A day in the life of ..." is to provide a glimpse into the working day of a range of people working within the family justice system.
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Blood Tests (Evidence of Paternity) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

Blood Tests (Evidence of Paternity) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
News: These Regulations amend the Blood Tests (Evidence of Paternity) Regulations 1971 (S.I. 1971/1861) ("the 1971 Regulations"). In force from 23 November 2015.
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Court of Appeal – section 20 abuse

Court of Appeal – section 20 abuse | Children In Law | Scoop.it
  There have been several reported cases about Local Authorities misusing section 20 now, to obtain “voluntary accommodation” of children in foster care where the ‘voluntary’ element doesn’t seem all that voluntary, and therefore it was only a...
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Question It!

Question It! | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Welcome to another week.
Prime Minister, David Cameron has recently made a statement in which he would like to see the adoption process sped up even more so that adoptions are secured faster.
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