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Commons Select Committee Examines Mental Health & Wellbeing Of Looked After Children

Commons Select Committee Examines Mental Health & Wellbeing Of Looked After Children | Children In Law | Scoop.it

Today, the Commons Select Committee will be taking evidence from charities who represent children and  young people as part of an inquiry into the mental health and wellness of looked after children.

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New figures show alarming increase in number of newborns subject to care proceedings

New figures show alarming increase in number of newborns subject to care proceedings | Children In Law | Scoop.it

Figures from a new study concerning recurrent care proceedings show a shocking increase in the number of newborn babies made the subject of such cases within the past 5 years in England.

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Family Law Class organised by the Bristol CJC 20th January 2016 | Child Protection Resource

SAVE THE DATE! Free Family Law Session 20th January 2016 Wednesday 20th January 2016 6.00pm – 7.30pm (tea/ coffee from 5.30pm) Venue: University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol, BS16 1QY (easily accessible by road, rail and...

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Parents who record child protection meetings: what social workers need to know

Parents who record child protection meetings: what social workers need to know | Children In Law | Scoop.it

A group of lawyers has produced guidance after identifying a number of councils not fully understanding the law around recording child protection meetings

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Adoption is a traumatic upheaval and our care systems aren't helping

Adoption is a traumatic upheaval and our care systems aren't helping | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Leaving a previous carer involves a major loss for children, and a quick, clean break isn’t always best
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Parents CAN Record Child Protection Meetings

Parents CAN Record Child Protection Meetings | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A recently published article in Community Care raises the issue of whether or not parents can record meetings with social workers, and serves as a good reminder to those who may not yet know the position.
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Family Justice Council debate on adoption

Family Justice Council debate on adoption | Children In Law | Scoop.it

  I think readers will be interested in this debate, which featured some very impressive speakers presenting both sides of the debate and also some extremely well put questions and discussions generated by the audience.

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Judge orders return of Latvian children to UK - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Judge orders return of Latvian children to UK - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

Four Latvian children must be returned to the UK, a Family Court judge has ruled.

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Statistics indicate fall in care volatility - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Statistics indicate fall in care volatility - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

The number of children leaving care who had been in three or more placements fell by seven per cent in the year to March , new statistics show.

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Poppi Worthington, a rude judge and more: a week in family law - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Poppi Worthington, a rude judge and more: a week in family law - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

John Bolch would not say that it has been a big week for family law news, but there has certainly been a real mix of stories.

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Marilyn Stowe Blog

Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

Baroness Hale’s speech to the Association of Lawyers for Children Annual Conference 2015 It is a recurring topic in family law: should children involved in cases which affect their future be given the opportunity to directly take part in the...

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Court refuses return order extension for Dutch child - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Court refuses return order extension for Dutch child - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

The High Court has refused to postpone an order for the return of a five year-old child to Holland.

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Judges reject race rules by allowing white couple to adopt black boys | Daily Mail Online

Judges reject race rules by allowing white couple to adopt black boys | Daily Mail Online | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Family Law Week: Failing children’s services will be taken over

Failing children’s services will be taken over.

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Linda Arlig: The woeful state of our debate Part V | Child Protection Resource

The curious ‘rhetoric case’ of Linda Arlig This is a post by Sarah Phillimore Over the past two years I have been repeatedly referred to a document authored by Linda Arlig of the Department of Social Science, the Psychology Section of...

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BASW: Social workers should allow parents to record conversations | BASW News

BASW: Social workers should allow parents to record conversations | BASW News | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The British Association of Social Workers is the independent and member-led professional association of social workers in the United Kingdom.
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Councils failing children's services to be taken over by third parties | Society | The Guardian

Councils failing children's services to be taken over by third parties | Society | The Guardian | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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The Latvian case - the judgment is up

The Latvian case - the judgment is up | Children In Law | Scoop.it

    This is a follow-up from Monday's piece, about the latest Christopher Booker outrage.     You may remember that from Mr Booker's account, the child had a small mark on his n...

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The inexplicable nightmare (inexplicably) explained

The inexplicable nightmare (inexplicably) explained | Children In Law | Scoop.it

Suesspicious Minds has blogged twice already about a case involving a Latvian family who appear to have flown the jurisdiction back to Latvia in order to avoid care proceedings.

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Supreme Court hears gay couple’s contact dispute - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Supreme Court hears gay couple’s contact dispute - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

A former lesbian couple have taken their dispute over contact with their daughter to the UK Supreme Court this week.

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Speeding up of adoptions - a counterpoint to the political direction of travel

Speeding up of adoptions -  a counterpoint to the political direction of travel | Children In Law | Scoop.it

    It has been a hot theme on the blog ever since I started, forced (or non-consensual) adoptions.  This article is by some people whose views I have a lot of time for-  Brid Featherstone, Professor Sue White, Kate Morris, June...

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Intractable contact case hampered by lack of le...

Intractable contact case hampered by lack of le... | Children In Law | Scoop.it

Mr Justice Holman has joined the ranks of High Court judges to comment upon how problematic it can be for the court if both parties are unrepresented.

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Family court unable to explain baby’s injury - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Family court unable to explain baby’s injury - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

The family court judge was unable to determine the cause of a skull fracture suffered by a 14 month-old baby girl.

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Paternity of child in Pakistan ‘in question’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Paternity of child in Pakistan ‘in question’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it

A man seeking contact with the child of his former partner has had his paternity questioned.

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