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‘Once in a generation’ children’s social care reforms cannot come soon enough (16 June 2022)

Radical recommendations to reform children’s care have been outlined in the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care which was published recently.  Read more...

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Is a Child Arrangement Order the answer when the fairy tale ends? (26 May 2022)

The advent of no-fault divorce this year may mean a couple can separate without too much legal wrangling, but when child custody is disputed you may still need to turn to the courts.  Read more...

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Could more children in care be placed with family members abroad? (24 May 2022)

With the number of children in care at an all-time high it may be time that the authorities and courts did more to explore whether more children can be placed with family members abroad.  Read more...

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Can a parent be ruled out as a carer before a final hearing? (10 May 2022)

North Yorkshire directions are increasingly being used by courts in care proceedings. Where a local authority has provided all the evidence on the parents, and professionals provide an opinion which is not in favour of the parents, they can be ruled out as potential carers before the final hearing.   Read more...

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Kardashian Child Maintenance Battle Shows Need for Formal Legal Agreement (5 May 2022)

One of the most divisive issues can be around custody and the subsequent payment of maintenance but what can you do to make a fraught situation go smoothly and save your children from long-term damage?  Read more...

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‘Unfit for Purpose’: The Foster Care System Leaving Children Ripe for Exploitation (25 January 2022)

It has become increasingly clear over the course of the pandemic that the care system is under excruciating pressure and requires urgent review.   Read more...

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The Tragic Story of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: A Broken System (6 December 2021)

Across the weekend numerous tributes have been paid to six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, whose death has dominated news outlets for the past week as they outlined the relentless abuse and torture he suffered at the hands of his father, Thomas Hughes, and stepmother, Emma Tustin, following their trials.   Read more...

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Is the Re A threshold being complied with? (14 April 2021)

The number of children in care has recently reached an all-time 10 year high. There can be many probable causes for this, one being in the cases of pleading threshold, the extraneous s31 Children Act 1989 is not complied with. S31 sets out the fundamental foundations for care orders and supervision orders being granted.   Read more...


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