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Life of boy found starved and mummified in his cot was 'a blank page' to social workers and medics because mother failed to co-operate, court told

Life of boy found starved and mummified in his cot was 'a blank page' to social workers and medics because mother failed to co-operate, court told | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Hamzah Khan, whose skeletal remains were only discovered almost two years after he died in at his mother Amanda Hutton's filthy home had never been seen by a GP after his birth, Bradford Crown Court heard.
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Helping child witnesses: 'One girl gave evidence with a hamster on her lap' | Society | The Guardian

Helping child witnesses: 'One girl gave evidence with a hamster on her lap' | Society | The Guardian | Children In Law | Scoop.it
They might be victims of rape, or witnesses to murder. But can they really be relied upon to tell the truth at trial?
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The Unbearable Rightness of Reason –

The Unbearable Rightness of Reason – | Children In Law | Scoop.it
To those who have written to me in the belief that I have somehow joined with Childress on his Facebook page, I am sorry to disappoint you but I haven't and I won’t be joining with Dr Childress now or at anytime in the future. Until or unless Dr Childress is able to recognise that his…
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Family Law Week: Guidance to family courts: payment for intermediaries and intermediary assessments

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Talk to the hand – I’m not YOUR social worker! /

Talk to the hand – I’m not YOUR social worker! / | Children In Law | Scoop.it
It’s an old chestnut, the idea that a social worker is there for the child and NOT the parents. Social Work Tutor was peddling it before Christmas :   However, it is clearly not just SWT…
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Working with fathers: key advice from research

Working with fathers: key advice from research | Children In Law | Scoop.it
“It is now well established that fathers matter to children’s wellbeing. When fathers are positively involved in their children’s lives, their children are more likely to do better at school, have better relationships with their peers, have better mental health and are less likely to be in trouble with the police. When social workers work …
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Should local authorities be able to scrap the independent reviewing officer role?

Should local authorities be able to scrap the independent reviewing officer role? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A key recommendation of the government's fostering stocktake has prompted discussion and criticism from social workers
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Unlawful killing

Unlawful killing | Children In Law | Scoop.it
      A very peculiar case and one in which leading counsel puts self in harms way in order to demonstrate breach of article 6 and succeed in appeal.   Re R (Children) 2018   http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2018/198.html   In this case, the central issue related to   On the evening of 2 June 2016 the…
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Carer counting

Carer counting | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In the news round up this week: The Welsh Assembly wrestles with an absence of new foster carers; a spate of new data; delays in admitting children into new schools; and Barnet's new charity for children in care Cardiff’s carer crisis There is no-one left in the Cardiff area willing or able to be recruited as…
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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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Fact Finding hearings and criminal law | The Transparency Project

Fact Finding hearings and criminal law | The Transparency Project | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This post is about a new judgment from the Court of Appeal called : R (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 198 (16 February 2018). It is about what approach the family court should take in deciding the background facts to a case where a crime might have been committed, and how the sorts of questions that the […]
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Children Act and Housing - (not) joining the dots.

Children Act and Housing - (not) joining the dots. | Children In Law | Scoop.it
J and L, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Hillingdon (2017) EWHC 3411 (Admin) This is a very interesting judicial review, concerning the interrelation of a council’s housing duties under Part 6 and Part 7 Housing Act 1996 and duties to children under s.17 Children Act 1989. The brief factual background, taken from …
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Care Appointments | Police record 177 alleged child sexual crimes every day, up 15% from last year

Care Appointments | Police record 177 alleged child sexual crimes every day, up 15% from last year | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The number of alleged child sexual crimes reported to police has reached a record high, a leadin
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Adoption order set aside after mother claimed not to know father's identity

Adoption order set aside after mother claimed not to know father's identity | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In the light of the huge significance of an adoption order, it will only be made if the court is satisfied that all alternative avenues have been properly explored
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Public trust and confidence: it’s good to talk | Counsel

Public trust and confidence: it’s good to talk | Counsel | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Widespread coverage of the collapse of several rape (and other) trials shows the appetite for information when the justice system goes wrong.
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New study reveals 83% of looked after children & young people feel being in care has improved their lives but … –

New study reveals 83% of looked after children & young people feel being in care has improved their lives but … – | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The largest study of its kind, has revealed 83 per cent of looked after children and young people feel being in care has improved their lives. The 'Our Lives Our Care' report, published by the charity Coram Voice and the University of Bristol, measured the views of 2,263 people across 16 local authority areas. [...]…
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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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