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One in five children referred over suspected abuse - BBC News

One in five children referred over suspected abuse - BBC News | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Research suggests one in five children born in a single year in England were referred to social services before the age of five.
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The secret family courts narrative has a lot to answer for

The secret family courts narrative has a lot to answer for | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Particularly in these post-legal aid days, the Internet should be a wonderful resource for those involved in family proceedings. Cheaply available to virtually everyone, it can provide basic information and advice, in a way that was impossible previously. The problem, however, is that not all of that advice is good advice, and many are simply,... Continue reading...
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‘The government’s new legislation will strip social workers of our independence’

‘The government’s new legislation will strip social workers of our independence’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Children and Social Work Bill shows the government’s determination to make social work a politically-controlled profession
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Jo Brand’s social work sitcom gets Channel 4 series

Jo Brand’s social work sitcom gets Channel 4 series | Children In Law | Scoop.it
'Damned', which was piloted last year on Sky, will feature two social workers 'swimming against a tide of bureaucracy and pedantry'
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One in three people who suspect child abuse 'do nothing'

One in three people who suspect child abuse 'do nothing' | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A third of people who suspect child abuse do not report it, concerning research has shown. 15 per cent of people have suspected child abuse at some point in their life but just two thirds have taken steps to report their concerns to the police or relevant authority. Fear of having misread a situation and wrongly accusing someone is the biggest factor which deters reporting.
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Ignoring family ties: is it really best for children? | Rosie Lewis

Ignoring family ties: is it really best for children? | Rosie Lewis | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A foster mother – and adopter – on why Cameron’s changes to the adoption process are a step too far
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The Buzz

The Buzz | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Family focused items that we feel should be right on the radar: Research: Preventing severe and fatal child maltreatment – …Continue reading →
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Reporting restriction on arrested child to stay, High Court rules - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Reporting restriction on arrested child to stay, High Court rules - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Newspapers cannot report on a London minor who was arrested in connection with terrorist offences, the High Court has ruled.
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Irish court refuses return of child to England - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Irish court refuses return of child to England - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
John Bolch examines the issue of child abduction from the perspective of a foreign court
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Laming: social workers should get legal duty to attend court with looked-after children

Laming: social workers should get legal duty to attend court with looked-after children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A report looking at the link between care and custody found that the majority of children in care do not offend
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Children in care 'let down for too long', says David Cameron - BBC News

Children in care 'let down for too long', says David Cameron - BBC News | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The government is to reform England's adoption system as part of plans to improve the chances of children in social care, David Cameron says.
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Care for children with mental health problems is woeful, say GPs

Care for children with mental health problems is woeful, say GPs | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Vulnerable young people facing wait of up to a year for specialist help, survey of doctors finds
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We've been ignoring an epidemic of child sex abuse in Britain 

We've been ignoring an epidemic of child sex abuse in Britain  | Children In Law | Scoop.it
"We should never lose our capacity to be shocked by crimes against the most vulnerable individuals in society..." https://t.co/xEmxMGf6Cq
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Children in care: Call to cut prosecutions for minor offences - BBC News

Children in care: Call to cut prosecutions for minor offences - BBC News | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Children in care should not be prosecuted for minor offences, says Prison Reform Trust report.
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Want to save your marriage? Don't have kids

Want to save your marriage? Don't have kids | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Thirty years of evidence is in, and the results are conclusive: the relationship between spouses suffers once kids come along
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Watch: Clips from undercover investigation into Birmingham children’s services

Watch: Clips from undercover investigation into Birmingham children’s services | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Dispatches programme to raise concerns over special guardianship orders, high social worker caseloads and lack of supervision for staff in Birmingham's children's services
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Appeal For Smacking To Be Made Illegal In The UK

Appeal For Smacking To Be Made Illegal In The UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
But not everyone agrees this is the best way forward.
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Father bugs daughter's clothes in court battle over who she lives with

Father bugs daughter's clothes in court battle over who she lives with | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Listening devices sewn into schoolgirl’s blazer and coat to record talks with social worker, family court ruling reveals
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Terrorism, transparency and the protection of children - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Terrorism, transparency and the protection of children - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Reporting restrictions have been extended preventing the media from identifying a minor arrested for terrorism offences.
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Cameron wants big changes to social work but won't tackle the real problems

Cameron wants big changes to social work but won't tackle the real problems | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Faster adoption, accreditation and a new regulator: the children and social work bill outlines a shake-up of the profession
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UK law ‘discriminates’ against single surrogate parents - Marilyn Stowe Blog

UK law ‘discriminates’ against single surrogate parents - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
UK law discriminates against single surrogate parent who applied for a parental order and was refused.
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Ken Loach stuns at Cannes 2016 with Palme d'Or win for I, Daniel Blake

Ken Loach stuns at Cannes 2016 with Palme d'Or win for I, Daniel Blake | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The 79-year-old Briton has triumphed at the Cannes film festival for the second time with his welfare state drama, as Andrea Arnold’s American Honey takes third prize and dark horses pick up awards across the board
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Undercover documentary accelerated move to hand Birmingham children’s services to trust, leaked email reveals

Undercover documentary accelerated move to hand Birmingham children’s services to trust, leaked email reveals | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A leaked email sent by the Cabinet Member for Children's Services says the Dispatches documentary meant announcing the children's trust was brought forward by "some months"
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Cameron to advance social work reforms through new legislation

Cameron to advance social work reforms through new legislation | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Queen's speech confirms Cameron's intention to speed up adoptions and overhaul social work standards
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Undercover documentary to shine light on social workers ‘struggling to cope’

Undercover documentary to shine light on social workers ‘struggling to cope’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Details released by Channel 4 say Dispatches sent an experienced social worker into the council to try and get a 'true picture of what is going on'
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