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The Haunting of the Alienated Child

The Haunting of the Alienated Child | Children In Law | Scoop.it
I have been reading Oliver James's book 'Not in Your Genes' this week and in doing so have found myself uncovering another layer of understanding of what it means to be a child in the post separation landscape.  In this book, James speaks of 'offspring Stockholm syndrome' which he describes as being the manner in which…
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National evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme 2015 to 2020: emerging findings - GOV.UK

National evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme 2015 to 2020: emerging findings - GOV.UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Reports from the Troubled Families Programme 2015 to 2020.
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Parental alienation: ‘It is critical social workers know how to recognise this’

Parental alienation: ‘It is critical social workers know how to recognise this’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Cafcass is currently developing a high-conflict pathway to manage parental alienation cases
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Cases of UK child sexual abuse up 31%, says NSPCC

Cases of UK child sexual abuse up 31%, says NSPCC | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Charity made more than 4,600 referrals to police and social services in 2016-17, a ‘deeply worrying’ rise on the previous year
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Strand Lobben and Others v Norway (Application no. 37283/13)

Strand Lobben and Others v Norway (Application no. 37283/13) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The European Court of Human Rights found that there had been no violation of Art 8 during care proceedings.
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Family Law Week: Family Justice Council 11th Annual Debate transcript and podcast available

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FGM, children cases, statistics and more - Marilyn Stowe Blog

FGM, children cases, statistics and more - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Figures regarding children cases, domestic abuse and FGM were the stories that caught John Bolch's eye this week.
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This Year in Fostering

This Year in Fostering | Children In Law | Scoop.it
It has been a busy year in the fostering world: This Week in Fostering looks back at some of the key events that shaped the sector in 2017 With all the news that went on in 2017 it is hard to know where to start. That said, the professional status and treatment of foster carers was…
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Children's experts urge Government to protect children throughout Brexit

Children's experts urge Government to protect children throughout Brexit | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Children’s experts from across the UK, including the Children Society and Barnado’s, have come together to form the ‘Brexit and Children’ coalition and have published a report which explores the specific implications of Brexit on children and young people.
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Local Government Lawyer - Warning of legal challenge to procurement of residential care places for children

Local Government Lawyer - Warning of legal challenge to procurement of residential care places for children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Independent Children's Homes Association (ICHA) has warned that a legal challenge to local authority procurement of care places is possible without radical reform of the current system.
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Toddler removed from mother to protect her from father

Toddler removed from mother to protect her from father | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A young mother who has already lost two children has now had her third taken into care to protect her from the father.
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More than 30 child protection departments in special measures

More than 30 child protection departments in special measures | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Demand for children’s social care doubles as sector loses £4.1bn to funding cuts
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Lesbian couple win legal battle after being denied IVF treatment that would have been given to heterosexual parents

Lesbian couple win legal battle after being denied IVF treatment that would have been given to heterosexual parents | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A lesbian couple who wanted a baby were discriminated against over their sexuality after being denied access to funded IVF treatment which would have been given to same-sex partners.
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Young people in care being 'criminalised’, charity warns

Young people in care being 'criminalised’, charity warns | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Children in care are at risk of being criminalised as police forces are called out to children’s homes at an unnecessarily high rate, a report has found. Research by the Howard League for Penal Reform shows officers are receiving a high number of call-outs from some children’s homes to deal with minor issues that should not be brought to their attention — exposing youngsters to unnecessary interaction with the police.
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Court reverses earlier ruling on the cause of injuries to baby - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Court reverses earlier ruling on the cause of injuries to baby - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Injuries suffered by a baby must have been caused by her father, a Judge has concluded, despite an earlier ruling to the contrary.
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Law Commission to examine surrogacy law - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Law Commission to examine surrogacy law - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Law Commission is to examine the current law on surrogacy in England and Wales.
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Views sought on a new strategy for child maintenance compliance and arrears

Views sought on a new strategy for child maintenance compliance and arrears | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A consultation from the Department for Work and Pensions seeks views on a new child maintenance compliance and arrears strategy.
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Ofsted Annual Report 2016/17: education, children’s services and skills - GOV.UK

Ofsted Annual Report 2016/17: education, children’s services and skills - GOV.UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Ofsted's Annual Report presents our findings for the areas we inspect in early years childcare, schools, further education and skills and social care.
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Local Government Lawyer - Upper Tribunal judge refuses to set aside flawed SEN school ruling

Local Government Lawyer - Upper Tribunal judge refuses to set aside flawed SEN school ruling | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The First Tier Tribunal made a legal error in a case concerning which school a child with special needs should attend, but not one so serious that it required its decision to be set aside, an Upper Tribunal judge has ruled.
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