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Why schools are failing to protect pupils from abuse

Why schools are failing to protect pupils from abuse | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Two recent cases show that headteachers can't always be relied upon to protect children from abuse in school. Now campaigners are calling for urgent changes to the law
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Care proceedings and diplomatic immunity

Care proceedings and diplomatic immunity | Children In Law | Scoop.it
    Sadly, my gut instincts that I'd used the Lethal Weapon 2 gag about diplomatic immunity proved correct, and I've got nothing else. Believe me, I've tried.... I have utterly no reason to believe that Balki from Perfect Strangers was a diplomat, but at least I've made you think about Perfect...
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Transparency in the Family Courts: Publicity and Privacy in Practice /

Transparency in the Family Courts: Publicity and Privacy in Practice / | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Today seems like a good day to give you a little preview of my forthcoming book, written with Julie Doughty and Paul Magrath – the rather lovely Foreword written by Sir Andrew McFarlane, soon…...
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Law and Lawyers: Alfie Evans ~ a profoundly difficult case

Law and Lawyers: Alfie Evans ~ a profoundly difficult case | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The courts are called upon to make difficult decisions touching on all aspects of our human existence but the most profoundly difficult de...
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Family Law Week: Getting the Most Out of Independent Reviewing Officers in Care Proceedings

Family Law Week: Getting the Most Out of Independent Reviewing Officers in Care Proceedings | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Family Law Week: Forced Marriage: protective measures for children and young people in the family courts and the court of protection – part 2

Family Law Week: Forced Marriage: protective measures for children and young people in the family courts and the court of protection – part 2 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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The Church of the Poisoned Mind –

The Church of the Poisoned Mind – | Children In Law | Scoop.it
      In the struggle with parental alienation many things are written and said.  Many people work hard to understand, explain and resolve the problem and many are left feeling helpless and hopeless in the face of this task. Parental alienation is the cruellest human condition.  In my view it compares only to a…
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Local Government Lawyer - Judge rejects bid by council to obtain wardship over ill child

Local Government Lawyer - Judge rejects bid by council to obtain wardship over ill child | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Children of alcoholic parents to get help in £6m scheme | Society | The Guardian

Children of alcoholic parents to get help in £6m scheme | Society | The Guardian | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Estimated 200,000 ‘silent victims’ to be given support and advice...
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Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust v Evans & Ors [2018] EWHC 818 (Fam) (11 April 2018)

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust v Evans & Ors [2018] EWHC 818 (Fam) (11 April 2018) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Family Law Week: Supreme Court declines to hear appeal by Alfie Evans’s parents

Family Law Week: Supreme Court declines to hear appeal by Alfie Evans’s parents | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Home > News Supreme Court declines to hear appeal by Alfie Evans’s parents Application based on habeas corpus refused On 20 April 2018 the Supreme Court refused permission for the parents of Alfie Evans to appeal. The court, comprising Lady Hale, Lord Kerr and Lord Wilson, did so after considering submissions from the parties 'on paper'. The parents of Alfie Evans had filed their application to appeal to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on the afternoon of 17 April 2018. They wished to challenge the decision that Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust can withdraw artificial ventilation from their child. This was the second application for permission to appeal. It came before the court on an application for habeas corpus, which was the only basis on which the court would have had jurisdiction to hear the case. The court concluded: "It is … clear law that the parents do not have the right to use the writ of habeas corpus to acquire the custody of their child if this will not be in his best interests." On the first application that came before the Supreme Court, it agreed with the lower courts that "it was not in [Alfie's] best interest for the treatment which sustained his life to be continued or for him to be taken by air ambulance to another country for that purpose". For the full text of the court's order, including the reasons for this decision, please click here. For the Court of Appeal judgment and summary by Oliver Woolley of 1 Garden Court, click here. 20/4/18 Keywords:life sustaining treatmentSupreme Court
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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary | New President of the Family Division appointment: The Rt Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary | New President of the Family Division appointment: The Rt Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Information about the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary of England and Wales. Read the latest judgments, news and speeches.
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Local Government Lawyer - Sir Andrew McFarlane named new President of Family Division

Local Government Lawyer - Sir Andrew McFarlane named new President of Family Division | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Sir Andrew McFarlane, a Lord Justice of Appeal since 2011 and the Supervising Lord Justice for Family Cases, has been named President of the Family Division. He will succeed Sir James Munby when he retires on 27 July 2018. Sir Andrew was called to the Bar in 1977 and took silk in 1998. He was appointed a Recorder in 1995, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2000 and a High Court Judge in the Family Division in 2005. He co-wrote Children Law and Practice which coincided with the enactment of the Children Act 1989 in 1991, and he has been noted for his speeches and lectures around the country on all aspects of child law, the Ministry of Justice said. Sir Andrew was selected to be the only legal member of the Family Justice Review (Norgrove) and is the judicial representative for the current sector-led review financed by the Nuffield. The review is due to report this summer. Sir Andrew has held or holds leadership posts including Chairman of the Family Law Bar Association, Chairman of the Clergy Discipline Commission and President of the Clergy Disciplines Tribunals.
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Times distorted Muslim foster case, regulator finds

Times distorted Muslim foster case, regulator finds | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Newspaper forced to publish correction after coverage of Christian child placed with Muslim carers.
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Parents facing 'unfair child abuse claims' over bruising

Parents facing 'unfair child abuse claims' over bruising | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Chelsea's son was taken away for a year, until his bruising was found to be down to a medical condition.
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Family Law Week: Forced Marriage: protective measures for children and young people in the family courts and the court of protection – part 1

Family Law Week: Forced Marriage: protective measures for children and young people in the family courts and the court of protection – part 1 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Local Government Lawyer - Care order applications received by Cafcass falls for first time in years

Local Government Lawyer - Care order applications received by Cafcass falls for first time in years | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Family Law Week: Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2018

Family Law Week: Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2018 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Home > News Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2018 Commencement dates for safeguarding provisons These Regulations are the fourth commencement regulations made under the Children and Social Work Act 2017 ("the Act"). Regulation 3 brings into force on 29 June 2018 various provisions of the Act relating to the safeguarding of children to the extent they are not already in force. Where stated these are subject to transitional and saving provisions. Regulation 4 brings into force various provisions of the Act on 1st September 2018, including section 4 which amends the Children Act 1989 and places a duty on local authorities in England to make advice and information available to relevant persons for the purpose of promoting the educational achievement of relevant children. Regulations 5, 6 and 7 contain transitional provision relating to section 18 of the Act (which inserts section 16G into the Children Act 2004 ("the 2004 Act")). Regulation 5 requires the first compliance with the duty in section 16G(2) of the 2004 Act to be no later than 30 June 2019. It provides that the date of first compliance for each local authority area in England is to be known as its publication date. Regulation 6 provides that safeguarding partners and relevant agencies for a local authority area must comply with the duty in section 16G(4) of the 2004 Act within 3 months of the publication date. That date is to be known for each local authority area as its implementation date. Regulation 7 provides that the first exercise of the duty in section 16G(7) of the 2004 Act must be within 12 months of the implementation date. Regulation 8 brings into force section 30 of the Act. Section 30 repeals sections 13 to 16 of the 2004 Act which established Local Safeguarding Children Boards and set out provisions relating to their functions, procedure, duties, funding and performance. The Local Safeguarding Children Boards Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/90) and the Local Safeguarding Children Boards (Review) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/2299) are made under sections 13 to 16 of the 2004 Act. Regulation 8 also provides that for the purpose of giving effect to sections 16E to 16G of the 2004 Act, section 30 is commenced in each local authority area on its implementation date. Further, it saves sections 13 to 16 of the 2004 Act to the extent necessary for the transitional provisions in regulations 9 and 10. Finally, it brings section 30 fully into force on 29 September 2020. Regulation 9 contains transitional provision relating to the completion and publication of serious case reviews by the Local Safeguarding Children Boards. It sets out what information must be provided to the safeguarding partners where a serious case review report is completed but not published, and where a review is not completed within 12 months of the local authority area's implementation date. Regulation 10 contains transitional provision relating to the completion of child death reviews by the Local Safeguarding Children Boards. It sets out what information must be provided to the safeguarding partners where a child death review has not been completed by 29 January 2020. Regulation 11 brings into force section 31 of and Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Act which contains various consequential amendments relating to the abolition of Local Safeguarding Children Boards, but provides that these do not have effect in a local authority area until its implementation date. For the Commencement No 4 regulations, click here. For the 2017 Act, click here. For the 2004 Act, click here. 22/4/18
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The kinship carers who save relatives from being fostered | The Times Magazine | The Times

The kinship carers who save relatives from being fostered | The Times Magazine | The Times | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Her toes digging into the soft pile of a pristine cream carpet, Faith dances across her newly decorated pink bedroom. Her blond hair flies out as she twirls, arms flung out, grinning widely. “I love, love, love my room,” she declares.
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A Local Authority v X, Y and Z (Permission to Withdraw) [2017] EWHC 3741 (Fam) (08 December 2017)

A Local Authority v X, Y and Z (Permission to Withdraw) [2017] EWHC 3741 (Fam) (08 December 2017) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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£6m pledge for children of alcoholics

£6m pledge for children of alcoholics | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The government funding will go towards mental health services and outreach programmes for parents.
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