Re D (A Child): a decision of its time? – Family Law Week

Posted July 1st, 2016 in children, custody, divorce, EC law, enforcement, jurisdiction, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Katy Chokowry and Nicholas Anderson, barristers of 1 King’s Bench Walk, explain the rationale of the Supreme Court’s judgment in Re D (A Child) and consider the lessons that survive form the Court of Appeal’s judgment.’

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Family Law Week, 30th June 2016

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Every children’s intensive care unit to be probed amid crowding fears – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 30th, 2016 in children, complaints, hospitals, inquiries, news, reports by tracey

‘The NHS is to review every children’s intensive care unit in the country amid concern that services are struggling to cope. An investigation into a string of deaths in Bristol Royal Hospital for Children has warned of risks that “heavy strains” are being placed on families because England’s 27 units are overstretched.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th June 2016

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No fines issued for smoking in cars with children – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2016 in children, fines, news, smoking by sally

‘Police are choosing not to enforce a new law protecting children from people smoking in cars, figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2016

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Man jailed for four years after fathering two children with his niece in ‘appalling’ incest case – The Independent

Posted June 27th, 2016 in children, community service, DNA, incest, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man has been jailed after fathering two children with his niece.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2016

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Families hope for answers in Bristol review of hospital child deaths – The Guardian

‘The parents of young children who died on a controversial cardiac ward have spoken of their fears that they might not get the answers they crave ahead of the publication of an independent inquiry into their sons’ care.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2016

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And There Lurks the Minotaur: The Interrelationship Between the Inherent Jurisdiction and Section 25, CA 1989: Part I – Family Law Week

Posted June 24th, 2016 in children, family courts, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘Alex Laing, barrister of Coram Chambers, considers the interrelationship of the inherent jurisdiction and secure accommodation.’

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Family Law week, 22nd June 2016

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Sean Buckley jailed for minimum of 17 years for baby’s murder – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2016 in children, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years after being found guilty of murdering his girlfriend’s baby son by beating him with a garden chair.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2016

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Police must say if dead children’s identities stolen, say parents – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in children, identity fraud, inquiries, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘Bereaved parents have demanded that police reveal whether the identities of their dead children were stolen by undercover officers who spied on political groups.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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Family President orders re-hearing of fact finding in case where boy adopted – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in adoption, children, evidence, family courts, news by sally

‘The President of the Family Division has ordered the re-opening of a finding of fact hearing in care proceedings where a boy was later adopted.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd June 2016

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Ellie Butler judge ‘took unwarranted steps’ to reunite her with violent parents – The Guardian

‘A senior judge in the family court took “unwarranted” extra steps in reuniting a man with a violent and criminal past with his young daughter 11 months before he beat her to death, the author of a serious case review has said.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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Boy, 14, sentenced for manslaughter of Haile Langa – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2016 in children, homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A 14-year-old boy has been sentenced after being found guilty of stabbing a man to death in London.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

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Victims as young as one abused by online predators, says NSPCC – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2016 in child abuse, children, internet, news, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘A one-year-old baby was among thousands of child victims of sex abuse in 2015-16, according to police data on abuse that involved the internet.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2016

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Restraint use on child prisoners doubles, says Howard League – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2016 in charities, children, inquiries, news, prisons, restraint, statistics, young offenders by tracey

‘Children held in custody in England and Wales are twice as likely to have force used against them by staff than they were five years ago, research suggests.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

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Home Office loses test case on asylum seekers ‘who look 18 or older’ – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2016 in asylum, children, detention, evidence, immigration, local government, news, statistics by tracey

‘A test case judgment has been handed down in the high court preventing the Home Office from detaining child asylum seekers just because officials think they look 18 or older.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2016

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They think they’ve got away: How to catch a historical sex offender – BBC News

‘Sex offenders think they’ll get away with it. And often they do. Sometimes it can take years to bring them to justice, while others escape retribution altogether. So how do you go about making sure perpetrators of horrendous crimes committed in the distant past are caught and convicted?’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

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Teenager becomes first child in UK to be fitted with court-ordered GPS tracker – The Independent

‘A 15-year-old boy has been ordered to wear a GPS tracking device that will allow police to track where he is at all times following a string of criminal offences. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be the first young offender in the country to be monitored in this way.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2016

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Children: Private Law Update (June 2016) – Family Law Week

Posted June 17th, 2016 in children, costs, DNA, enforcement, news, undertakings by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 15th June 2016

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International Children Law Update: June 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Jacqueline Renton, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the latest key decisions in international children law.’

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Family Law Week, 7th June 2016

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Supreme Court to hear ‘wheelchair vs buggy’ bus case – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2016 in children, disability discrimination, disabled persons, news, transport by sally

‘A case that will determine whether bus companies should make people with pushchairs and others move from buses’ disabled spaces will be heard at the Supreme Court later.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2016

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EU court rejects child benefits challenge – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2016 in benefits, children, EC law, immigration, news, social services, tax credits by sally

‘A challenge to the UK’s right to deny some EU migrants child benefit and child tax credits has been rejected by European judges.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2016

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