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U-turn on children's services plan

U-turn on children's services plan | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Doncaster Council will not be stripped of control of its children's services after a U-turn by education secretary Michael Gove (BBC News - U-turn on Doncaster Council children's services plan http://t.co/emcAM914LY)...
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Stepfather adoption: the pros and cons

Stepfather adoption: the pros and cons | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The legal position for a stepfather in relation to his stepchild can be fundamentally altered through an adoption order.
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Tearful father withdraws contact application after 7 year dispute

Tearful father withdraws contact application after 7 year dispute | Children In Law | Scoop.it
“This afternoon, a wholly deserving and tearful father has asked the court for permission to withdraw his application to enable him to spend time with his son.  It is poignant that that application comes before me just six days before Christmas.”
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Plans published for The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

Plans published for The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Nuffield Foundation has sets out its plans to establish a Family Justice Observatory in The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory for England and Wales: Making it Happen. The Observatory will address the need – identified in 2011 by the Ministry of Justice’s Family Justice Review – to make better use of research findings and administrative data in family justice decision-making.
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Things children say – Disclosure, allegations and why language matters | The Transparency Project

Things children say – Disclosure, allegations and why language matters | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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Family Law Week: New private law cases received by Cafcass in January up 11% on a year ago

3,590 new cases received
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Family Law Week: Public law cases received by Cafcass in January up 3% on a year ago

Highest monthly total for a January on record
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Almost 7,000 children await psychology appointments

Almost 7,000 children await psychology appointments | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Almost 7,000 children under the age of 17 were waiting for an appointment with a Health Service Executive psychologist at the end of last July, according to official figures.
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The digital revolution…rolling slowly towards us… /

The digital revolution…rolling slowly towards us… / | Children In Law | Scoop.it
I’ve been meaning to write for a number of months about how I have been getting on with life without paper bundles. But I’ve had a minor setback in that pretty much ever since investing…
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Re J (A Child - Intractable Contact) [2017] EWFC B103 (19 December 2017)

Re J (A Child - Intractable Contact) [2017] EWFC B103 (19 December 2017) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
1. JUDGE BELLAMY: This afternoon, a wholly deserving and tearful father has asked the court for permission to withdraw his application to enable him to spend time with his son. It is poignant that that application comes before me just six days before Christmas. 2. The...
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LASPO failing children | New Law Journal

LASPO failing children | New Law Journal | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Legal aid cuts in 2013 have had devastating consequences for children, a new report by Coram Children’s Legal Centre (Coram) reveals.
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Father wins appeal against mother moving to Colombia

Father wins appeal against mother moving to Colombia | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The father of a three year-old boy has won his appeal against a court order allowing the mother to relocate to Columbia with their son.
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The Good/Bad Burden in Parental Alienation –

The Good/Bad Burden in Parental Alienation – | Children In Law | Scoop.it
There is a plethora of burdens for alienated parents to carry and many ways that these burdens are borne by those who are suffering.  One of the heaviest burdens is the good/bad burden, which is forced upon the alienated parent by the actions of the alienating parent and the system and its ancillary staff. The…
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Appeal against DNA order dismissed

Appeal against DNA order dismissed | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Sometimes it is interesting to follow a case through from the original decision of the court to an appeal, especially where that original decision could be considered somewhat controversial.
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Family | Law Report

Family | Law Report | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Proceedings related to seven children for whom a final care order had been made in respect of each in favour of the same local authority. Some of the children were in foster care and others in specialist placements. All were subject to certain restrictions on their movement or liberty.
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Family Law Week: In the matter of C (Children) [2018] UKSC 8

Supreme Court judgment determining that (i) the 1980 Abduction Convention cannot be invoked if by the time of the alleged wrongful act, whether by removal or retention, the child is habitually resident in the state where the request for return is lodged; and (ii) repudiatory retention is possible in law. The Supreme Court was unanimous on the principles but Lords Kerr and Wilson gave dissenting judgments on the outcome of the case on its facts. Appeal by mother allowed; cross-appeal by father dismissed.
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Family Law Week: Public law cases received by Cafcass in January up 3% on a year ago

Highest monthly total for a January on record
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More than a third of child deaths linked to parental drinking, finds report

More than a third of child deaths linked to parental drinking, finds report | Children In Law | Scoop.it
More than a third of child deaths and serious injuries through neglect are linked to parental drinking, a new report shows, as figures reveal over half of councils still do not have a strategy to help children of alcoholics. The study by an influential group of MPs shows that between 2011-14, parental alcohol misuse was implicated in 37 per cent of cases involving the death or serious injury of a child through neglect or abuse in England.
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Official Solicitor updates list of maintenance enforcement countries

Official Solicitor updates list of maintenance enforcement countries | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Official Solicitor has updated the government’s official list of countries in which child maintenance orders made in other nations can be enforced.
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Why policy on contact with children and birth families needs a rethink

Why policy on contact with children and birth families needs a rethink | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Academics share their concerns about recent messages on birth family contact coming out of the fostering stocktake
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Local Authority Support for Parent with a Learning Disability –

Local Authority Support for Parent with a Learning Disability – | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Emma Harman, barrister of 3PB, explains the important lessons that can be learned from A Local Authority v G (Parent with Learning Disability) [2017] EWFC B94 . The local authority in this case was heavily criticised for its lack of appropriate support provided to the mother in view of her learning disability needs. It was…
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