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Resources for young people and practitioners · Our magazines & publications · Who Cares Trust

Resources for young people and practitioners · Our magazines & publications · Who Cares Trust | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Who Cares Trust
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Court rules transgender teenager can cut off contact with adoptive parents

Court rules transgender teenager can cut off contact with adoptive parents | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judge says best chance of future reconciliation is to respect boy’s current wish to shun parents who kept using his old name
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Visa issues hamper child care case - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Visa issues hamper child care case - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A Pakistani mother’s visa problems have prompted the High Court to adjourn a hearing concerning her daughter.
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Family Law Week: New private law cases received by Cafcass in February up 10% on a year ago

3,237 new cases received

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AA (A Child) [2015] EWHC 1178 (Fam)

AA (A Child) [2015] EWHC 1178 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Application by an NHS Foundation Trust in respect of a child for a declaration that it would be lawful to carry out the implantation of an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator against the wishes of her parents.
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QS v RS [2015] EWHC 4050 (Fam)

QS v RS [2015] EWHC 4050 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: The court invoked its inherent jurisdiction in a case involving residence of an adopted child where the adoption was not recognised in her current place of residence (Dubai) and where the parents had not applied to have the adoption...
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Family Law Week: Urgent action needed to protect London’s runaway children

Family Law Week: Urgent action needed to protect London’s runaway children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Police in London are receiving 70 reports a day of children going missing
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Family Law Week: Guidance given in child support cases where a parent is fearful of attending hearing because of intimidation

Family Law Week: Guidance given in child support cases where a parent is fearful of attending hearing because of intimidation | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Range of measures available to assist party to attend
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Improving Outcomes – Intractable Contact Disputes | The Custody Minefield

Improving Outcomes – Intractable Contact Disputes | The Custody Minefield | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Why are there, too often, poor outcomes in cases involving intractable contact disputes, implacable hostility and alienation? There are a common group of reasons, mostly related to poor case management, incomplete welfare analysis, a failure to re-establish contact at an early stage compounded by...
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‘Forced adoption’ criticism shouldn’t get in the way of helping children

‘Forced adoption’ criticism shouldn’t get in the way of helping children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Hugh Thornbery addresses some of the criticism around 'forced adoption'
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KJ v Poland (Application No. 30813/14)

KJ v Poland (Application No. 30813/14) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The European Court of Human Rights unanimously held that there had been a violation of Art 8 of the European Convention.
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Patchy inter-agency working hampered response to ‘toxic’ warning signs in case where baby had leg broken

Patchy inter-agency working hampered response to ‘toxic’ warning signs in case where baby had leg broken | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Serious case review says multi-agency approach is vital in cases involving the ‘toxic trio’ of domestic abuse, mental illness and substance misuse
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Christian judge struck off after controversial same-sex adoption comments

Christian judge struck off after controversial same-sex adoption comments | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Richard Page removed after objecting on TV to a gay couple adopting a child
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Local Government Lawyer - Council to hire provider for £4.25m legal advice contract for children’s services

Local Government Lawyer - Council to hire provider for £4.25m legal advice contract for children’s services | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is to appoint a single provider to a £3m to £4.25m contract to deliver legal advice and support for its decision making in relation to children.
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Family Law Week: Record number of care applications received by Cafcass in February

Care applications February up 27% on a year ago

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PD v SD & Anor [2015] EWHC 4103 (Fam)

PD v SD & Anor [2015] EWHC 4103 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Declaratory relief granted to a 16 year old boy who no longer wished his parents to be involved in his life and did not wish them to receive any information about his day-to-day life, nor about any possible medical treatment he might have.
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Care applications hit record high

Care applications hit record high | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Read Care applications hit record high and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now
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Family courts that save money | New Law Journal

Family courts that save money | New Law Journal | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDACs) save the public purse £2.30 for every £1 spent, new research has shown.
FDACs deal with care proceedings cases involving parental substance misuse and provide an integrated legal, social care...
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Judgment: The non-resident parent appealed to the FTT against the level of child maintenance and won.
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Family Law Week: Proportionality and Public Law Children Cases

Family Law Week: Proportionality and Public Law Children Cases | Children In Law | Scoop.it
An audio lecture for family lawyers explaining the concept of proportionality and its relevance to public law children cases.
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Judge lambasts social worker whose report ‘deficiencies’ left evidence unusable

Judge lambasts social worker whose report ‘deficiencies’ left evidence unusable | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Newham council also severely criticised for leaving the newly qualified social worker "poorly equipped" to carry out complex work
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