Legal Updates

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Mar 8, 2013

Tower Hamlets' foster policy declared unlawful

Feb 20, 2013

Supreme Court dismisses local authority’s appeal in J (Children)

The real possibility that the parent caring for the child has harmed a child in the past is not by itself sufficient,’ says Lady Hale.

Jan 20, 2013

Japan will join Hague Convention on child abduction

Foreign Minister says Government desires early ratification.

Nov 7, 2012

Education Select Committee inquiry – report published

The Education Select Committee published Children first: The child protection system in England on 7 November, including 40 recommendations focused on three areas – neglect, adolesce...

Nov 1, 2012

Hague Convention 1996 comes into force on 1st November

Convention strengthens the authority of child’s habitual residence.

Oct 17, 2012

Families at the frontline

This report seeks to understand decisions being made about spending on local services from the perspective of families and children, presenting the findings of one strand of the Family and P...

Aug 17, 2012

DfE publishes action plan to stop ritual child abuse linked to faith or belief

New Government-commissioned research expected by end of year.

Jul 31, 2012

The Family Justice Modernisation Programme: Final report

"The proposals which I describe are judicial solutions to the problems which are identified in the Family Justice Review.

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The Child Protection map is an interesting and accessible tool which allows users to clearly and quickly see which section is most relevant to them and read about it.

Danya Glaser - MB BS, DPM, FRCPsych, Hon FRCPCH, is honorary child & adolescent psychiatrist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.   

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