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Family Lore Case Digest: F (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 726 (14 May 2013)

Family Lore Case Digest: F (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 726 (14 May 2013) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
F (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 726 (14 May 2013): Care proceedings. Application by mother for per... http://t.co/bXzcUOPcNV #familylaw
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Family Lore Case Digest: RY v Southend Borough Council [2015] EWHC 2509 (Fam) (22 May 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: RY v Southend Borough Council [2015] EWHC 2509 (Fam) (22 May 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
RY v Southend Borough Council [2015] EWHC 2509 (Fam) (22 May 2015): Care and adoption proceedings c... http://t.co/O78Kjwb8MJ #familylaw
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DfE research examines local authority practice and special guardianship orders

Report considers how SGOs are being used since Family Justice reforms
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High Court prevents possible ISIS wedding

High Court prevents possible ISIS wedding | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The High Court has stopped a 17 year-old from leaving the country amid suspicions she may seek to join ISIS or be forced into marriage.
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New research study: Finding fault? Divorce law in practice in England and Wales

New research study: Finding fault? Divorce law in practice in England and Wales | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A new research exploring how the current law on the ground for divorce and civil partnership dissolution operates in practice is due to commence in October 2015.
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Impact of the Children and Families Act 2014 on the Family Justice System - Family Law (registration)

Impact of the Children and Families Act 2014 on the Family Justice System - Family Law (registration) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Children and Families Act came into force in April 2014, introducing wide-ranging reforms to the Family Justice System.
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President outlines reasons in medical treatment case

President outlines reasons in medical treatment case | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Senior family law judge Sir James Munby has published a judgment outlining his reasons for a judgement which authorised withholding treatment from a seriously ill baby.
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Third of UK babies born to foreign mothers

Third of UK babies born to foreign mothers | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Foreign mothers gave birth to almost one in three of all babies born in the UK last year.
Newly released figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that 187,610 children with foreign mothers were born in the country in 2014.
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ISIL child brides: a big care problem for the Family Court?

ISIL child brides: a big care problem for the Family Court? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
London Borough Tower of Hamlets v B [2015] EWHC 2491 (Fam) 21 August 2015 – read judgment 
When a judge waxes lyrical about a child, garlanded with starred GCSEs, their intelligence, their medical school ambitions, you wonder what is coming.
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Radicalisation of children and ISIS – Jihadi Brides

Radicalisation of children and ISIS – Jihadi Brides | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
This is a very powerful and disturbing case.
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Care proceedings can be retrospectively validated

Care proceedings can be retrospectively validated | Children In Law | Scoop.it
  Readers might remember the recent case where the President looked at a set of care proceedings where it had not been known at the time that the mother lacked capacity, and the outcome was that the orders were effectively overturned and the...
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TW v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions and Another (Child support: variation/ departure directions: other) [2015] UKUT 440

Case summary coming soon
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Update: Law Society issues updated guidance on information on letterheads, emails and websites

Update: Law Society issues updated guidance on information on letterheads, emails and websites | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Law Society has updated its practice note on information on letterheads, emails and websites
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Family Lore Case Digest: A & Ors (Children), Re [2014] EWHC 4859 (Fam) (21 October 2014)

Family Lore Case Digest: A & Ors (Children), Re [2014] EWHC 4859 (Fam) (21 October 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A & Ors (Children), Re [2014] EWHC 4859 (Fam) (21 October 2014): Care proceedings in respect of thr... http://t.co/GU1u3Vr1Gw #familylaw
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DWP report explores barriers to child maintenance arrangements of long-separated parents

Parents want to avoid disruption and change
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Sixteen year old who attempted to reach Syria removed from parents’ care

‘Radicalising materials’ found at home
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Litigants in person face a minefield

Litigants in person face a minefield | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A case I read yesterday neatly brought together two points that I have made recently on this blog.
Re F (Children) is actually a two year old judgment, but it has only just appeared on Bailii.
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High Court judge praises social worker's 'outstanding contribution' to ... - Communitycare.co.uk

High Court judge praises social worker's 'outstanding contribution' to ... - Communitycare.co.uk | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The 16-year-old girl was taken into local authority care after videos of executions and photos of corpses were found on electronic devices belonging to family members and herself
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Statistics show numbers of children awaiting adoption placements has fallen by 40%

Statistics show numbers of children awaiting adoption placements has fallen by 40% | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Figures covering January to March 2015 released by the Adoption Leadership Board (‘ALB’) show that the number of children with placement orders waiting to be placed with adoptive families has decreased by 40% year on year from 31 March 2014.
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Court’s power to get an expert report for free

Court’s power to get an expert report for free | Children In Law | Scoop.it
 
Don’t get too excited, this power only works in Court of Protection cases.
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A week in family law: The dangers of unregulated McKenzie friends and more

A week in family law: The dangers of unregulated McKenzie friends and more | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Another relatively quiet week for family law news, as the holiday season nears its end.
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Teenage girl emotionally harmed by extremist family

Teenage girl emotionally harmed by extremist family | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A 16 year-old girl has been “subjected to serious emotional harm” as a result of her family’s ties to extremist group ISIS, the High Court has declared.
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40% decrease in number of children waiting to be placed with adopters

Average period between entering care and placement falls from 656 to 594 days
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Norway accused of human rights abuses in taking immigrant children into foster care

Norway accused of human rights abuses in taking immigrant children into foster care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
One August day, Airida Pettersen received the news many immigrant mothers have come to dread: School representatives told the Lithuanian that child welfare officials removed her two children from the classroom and placed them in a foster home.
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