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Children’s services omnibus - GOV.UK

Children’s services omnibus - GOV.UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A summary of responses from senior leaders in local authorities to questions asked in the children’s services omnibus survey.
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Charlie Gard and legal aid in family proceedings

Charlie Gard and legal aid in family proceedings | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Online legal book shop - with regularly updated free legal News content, comment, cases and legislation from Family Law an imprint of Jordan Publishing now owned by Lexis Nexis
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Senior judge: Fathers with valuable homes should pay more child support

Senior judge: Fathers with valuable homes should pay more child support | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Estranged fathers with expensive homes should be forced to pay more towards the upbringing of their children, one of Britain's most senior family judges has said.
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YouTube child protection mechanism 'failing' - BBC News

YouTube child protection mechanism 'failing' - BBC News | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Only a small fraction of public reports about child endangerment receive a response from the online video site.
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Bed found for suicidal girl after judge's criticism - BBC News

Bed found for suicidal girl after judge's criticism - BBC News | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The girl's case prompted criticism from a senior judge, who called the situation "utterly shaming".
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Family Law Week: DWP publishes outcomes for Child Maintenance Options clients in year to January 2017

Family Law Week: DWP publishes outcomes for Child Maintenance Options clients in year to January 2017 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Joint Research : CAFCASS and Women’s Aid | The Transparency Project

Joint Research : CAFCASS and Women’s Aid | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
CAFCASS and Women’s Aid have collaborated on research about allegations of domestic abuse in child contact cases. We published a guest post by psychologist Sue Whitcombe on this here : Looking beyond the headlines: domestic abuse allegations in family proceedings. We also thought it would be helpful to look further at what this research does and […]
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Family Court Reporting Watch Roundup | The Transparency Project

Family Court Reporting Watch Roundup | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Correcting, clarifying or commenting on media reports of family court cases Explaining or commenting on published Judgments of family court cases Highlighting other transparency news   MEDIA (MIS)REPORTS OF FAMILY COURT CASES   Are there other cases like Charlie’s?
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Care mother’s drugs test results ‘could be contamination’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Care mother’s drugs test results ‘could be contamination’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Apparently positive drugs test should not influence the outcome of a care case, a family court judge has ruled.
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Witnessing child abuse exempts you from CMS fee - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Witnessing child abuse exempts you from CMS fee - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Single parents who apply to the CMS for financial assistance will no longer have to pay the £20 fee if they witnessed the abuse of their children.
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Domestic violence and contact, three interesting judgments, and more - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Domestic violence and contact, three interesting judgments, and more  - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
John Bolch looks at some recently published domestic violence statistics and some judgments which caught his eye over the last week.
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Supporting mental health in schools and colleges - GOV.UK

Supporting mental health in schools and colleges - GOV.UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Survey and case studies with schools on activities to support pupils' mental health and wellbeing.
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Government updates child maintenance application fee guidance

Government updates child maintenance application fee guidance | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has updated its guidance which sets out how it will decide if a victim of domestic violence or abuse is exempt from the Child Maintenance Service application fee
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Proposal to extend Child Support Agency case closure programme

Proposal to extend Child Support Agency case closure programme | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The government is  proposing to extend the Child Support Agency case closure programme. Full story: Family Law
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Family Law Week: President expresses shame and embarrassment that state can't do more for suicidal 17-year old

Family Law Week: President expresses shame and embarrassment that state can't do more for suicidal 17-year old | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Clinical placement sought urgently before release from secure unit
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Family Law Week: Adoption Support Fund has released over £52 million

Family Law Week: Adoption Support Fund has released over £52 million | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Evaluation report notes parents’ high levels of satisfaction with support provided
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Photos of children on social media: parents are split - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Photos of children on social media: parents are split - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Parents are divided over whether they should share photos and videos of their children on social media.
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Disadvantaged children ‘are falling behind’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Disadvantaged children ‘are falling behind’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The difference in educational attainment between better-off pupils and more disadvantaged children has grown larger over the last decade according to new
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Judge warns ongoing failure to get suicidal girl care risks ‘blood on our hands’

Judge warns ongoing failure to get suicidal girl care risks ‘blood on our hands’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Family court chief Sir James Munby said the girl's case exposed a "disgraceful and utterly shaming" lack of services
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Determining whether care is shared for child support purposes - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Determining whether care is shared for child support purposes - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
I remember long ago my heart sinking (along, I’m sure, with the hearts of many other family lawyers) when I heard that the government, in its infinite wisdom,
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