Children on protection register in Wales total rises again

The number of children on child protection registers in Wales has risen for the sixth year running.

Full story: BBC News

County loses appeal over support for disabled Roma child who moves out of area

A county council has lost a Court of Appeal bid to overturn a ruling that the authority had the power to provide support for a disabled child even when his Roma Gypsy family are working in different parts of the country and outside its borders.

Full story: Local Government Lawyer

Government announces £10m fund to help eliminate violence against women and girls

The government has announced a £10 million fund to support women’s refuges in 100 areas across England.

Full story: Family Law

Divorce hurting British workplaces

British businesses are suffering as a result of divorce and separation. That’s the finding of a new piece of research from family law not for profit group Resolution.

Full story: Resolution

Expert online welfare rights service goes live

The Child Poverty Action Group has launched an innovative online welfare rights information and advice service for advisers and claimants.

Full story: Family Law Week

Divorce: the devastating cost for children

Watching parents split up has a devastaing impact on a child's future, according to a new report.

Full story: The Telegraph

New domestic violence law will outlaw coercive control

Theresa May expected to unveil plans to put psychological and emotional abuse on a par with domestic violence.

Full story: The Telegraph

Father accused of rape granted exceptional funding in family proceedings

Bar Pro Bono Unit notes steep rise in family applications.

Full story: Family Law Week
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SP (Father) v EB (Mother) & Anor [2014] EWHC 3964 (Fam) (26 November 2014)

Application by father for summary return of child to Malta.

Full report: Bailii

An NHS Trust v Child B & Ors [2014] EWHC 3486 (Fam) (01 August 2014)

Application by NHS Trust as to whether a child of Jehovah's Witnesses should receive a blood transfusion.

Full report: Bailii

B (Children) [2014] EWFC B155 (15 September 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of two children.

Full report: Bailii

CD v ED [2014] EWFC B153 (14 November 2014)

Contact application by father, in which the mother had made serious allegations against him. Judgment provided for the purpose of the father's application for exceptional funding.

Full report: Bailii

S, Re [2014] EWFC B154 (29 August 2014)

Appeal against care and placement orders. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii
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Mediation Matters: As storm clouds gather, you need faith in those you employ

We’re just a few weeks away from the introduction of a compulsory accreditation scheme which all family mediators will have to work towards if they’re to sell their services to the public.

Full article: Family Law

Family arbitration for 'DR dummies': An overview

In 2012 the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) launched a scheme which provides for the arbitration of financial disputes following relationship breakdown after marriage or cohabitation.

Full article: Family Law

View from the Foot of the Tower: Three important adoption decisions

The Court of Appeal are still working their way through the backlog of appeals that were generated after the decision in Re B-S and the flurry of successful appeals that followed.

Full article: Family Law
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Dangerous Territory…. Assessment of a parent who is overseas

London Borough of Tower Hamlets and D 2014.

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Have we lost sight of J.S. Mill’s concept of the right to liberty? Article 5 in the Court of Protection

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council v KW (by her litigation friend Celia Walsh) [2014] EWCOP 45.

Full post: UK Human Rights Blog

Nothing else will do – In which Nails are placed in coffins, and heads of pins are danced upon

The third Court of Appeal decision in a month to backtrack from “nothing else will do” and this one does so very powerfully - CM v Blackburn with Darwin Council 2014.

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Committal judgments should be published

A summary of Justice for Families Ltd v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] EWCA Civ 1477 (14 November 2014).

Full post: Family Lore

What to consider when instructing experts in financial cases

Suzanne Todd, a partner in the Family Law team at Withers LLP, examines what impact the changes relating to the use of expert evidence in family proceedings have had in practice.

Full post: Family Law Blog
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