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MoJ warns on reliability of old forensic tests in family cases and issues guidance for concerned clients

MoJ warns on reliability of old forensic tests in family cases and issues guidance for concerned clients | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Article: Warning concerns cases carried out by Trimega between 2010 and 2014
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Families with disabled adult and child members worst hit by post-2010 government policies

Families with disabled adult and child members worst hit by post-2010 government policies | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Tax and social security reforms driving losses of £5,500 a year for some households, report finds
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Child Protection Proceedings

Child Protection Proceedings | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A comprehensive account of the law and practice governing public law child protection proceedings from Family Law and Stour Chambers
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Court hears transgender woman's appeal over access to her Jewish children

Court hears transgender woman's appeal over access to her Jewish children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Lower court previously ruled the children risked greater psychological harm by being ostracised than if direct contact ceased
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Children of The Revolution (UK)

Children of The Revolution (UK) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
There is a revolution coming in the UK in terms of the recognition that a child's complete rejection of a parent is a maladaptive response to the family drama of divorce and separation.  This revolution, which could be a bloodless coup or a downright messy, all out war, is coming off the back of the…
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Re LG (Re-opening of Fact-finding) [2017] EWHC 2626 (Fam)

Re LG (Re-opening of Fact-finding) [2017] EWHC 2626 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The appeal was allowed and a fresh fact-finding hearing was ordered.
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N v J (Power to Set Aside Return Order) [2017] EWHC 2752 (Fam)

N v J (Power to Set Aside Return Order) [2017] EWHC 2752 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The mother’s application to set aside the return order was dismissed.
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Akyuz v Akyuz and Another [2017] EWHC 2726 (Fam)

Akyuz v Akyuz and Another [2017] EWHC 2726 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The court held that the English court was the more appropriate forum to determine the application for a declaration of parentage.
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Article 15 transfer requests – what happens next? (FE v MR and Others)

Article 15 transfer requests – what happens next? (FE v MR and Others) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Family analysis: Analysing a case where the Family Court submitted a ‘highly unusual’ request under Article 15 of Brussels II bis to the Spanish court for it to transfer jurisdiction to the courts of England and Wales, Chris Stevenson, barrister at Fourteen, questions how such cases will be approached in a post-Brexit world.
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Cafcass, Douglas, and the High Conflict Pathway - The Voice of the Child - Family Law Research

Cafcass, Douglas, and the High Conflict Pathway - The Voice of the Child - Family Law Research | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Anthony Douglas of Cafcass proposes to launch his High Conflict Pathway tool - read about the actual tool and why it is not fit for purpose here.
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Family Law Week: Have We Created a Monster? Intractable Contact Disputes and Parental Alienation in Context

Family Law Week: Have We Created a Monster? Intractable Contact Disputes and Parental Alienation in Context | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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A few thoughts on Cafcass's new approach to parental alienation

A few thoughts on Cafcass's new approach to parental alienation | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Late on Friday The Guardian reported, under the headline 'Divorcing parents could lose children if they try to turn them against partner', that Cafcass is about
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The court’s role in sanctioning medical treatment and the withdrawal of medical treatment of children: “Parental autonomy and a child’s best interests: Should the courts have the final say?” | The ...

The court’s role in sanctioning medical treatment and the withdrawal of medical treatment of children: “Parental autonomy and a child’s best interests: Should the courts have the final say?” | The ... | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This was the vexed question posed at the 11th Family Justice Council Annual Debate last night. (The discussion was chaired by the Right Honourable Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court and Chairman of the Family Justice Council). Anyone worrying that such a narrow question could lead nowhere fruitful need […]
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Looking for answers

Looking for answers | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Big hitters in children's social care launch care crisis review A wide-ranging review of the current care crisis, including the reasons behind the spike in care cases and the number of children in care, has been launched with a view to reporting in June 2018. Facilitated by the Family Rights Group the Care Review features…
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Re J (A Minor - Revocation of Adoption Order) [2017] EWHC 2704 (Fam)

Re J (A Minor - Revocation of Adoption Order) [2017] EWHC 2704 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The adoption order was revoked and the original application was listed for directions.
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'Cold father' harmed daughter, Judge concludes - Marilyn Stowe Blog

'Cold father' harmed daughter, Judge concludes - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A young father twice prevented his baby daughter from breathing, a family court judge has concluded.
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Re S (Child as Parent: Adoption: Consent) [2017] EWHC 2729 (Fam)

Re S (Child as Parent: Adoption: Consent) [2017] EWHC 2729 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The court directed an assessment take place to determine the mother’s capacity to consent to the adoption.
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Family Law Week: Re T (A Child: Adoption or Special Guardianship) [2017] EWCA Civ 1797

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Developments in practice

Developments in practice | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Cardiff University researchers to drive improvements in social care sector Originally published 16 November 2017 Cardiff University has been chosen as the research partner in a £4.85m initiative to help improve the lives of children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. Read more at source: here Implementing Systemic Models of Social Work 'Sustainable…
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Beware of False Prophets

Beware of False Prophets | Children In Law | Scoop.it
You heard it here first folks, the dumbing down of parental alienation has already begun in the UK, with the announcement in the Guardian yesterday that CAFCASS are trialling 'intense therapy' for parental alienation cases.  This 'intense therapy' is being proposed alongside punitive measures such as the 'permanent loss of contact with a child' and…
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