Judge allows police to break down woman’s door for enforced caesarean – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2014 in concealing birth, mental health, news, pregnancy, restraint, social services by sally

‘Pregnant woman has an irrational fear of hospitals but could die in child birth. Her third child was delivered using barbecue tongs and was found severely malnourished’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2014

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Regina (N) v Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council – WLR Daily

Regina (N) v Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council [2014] EWHC 1918 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 255

‘The capital derived from a personal injury settlement which was managed by a deputy appointed by the Court of Protection had to be disregarded by a local authority when deciding whether the injured person could be required to contribute to the cost of social care services provided by a local authority.’

WLR Daily, 12th June 2014

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Amina Agboola case: Death kick killer Dean Harris guilty of murder – BBC News

‘A man has been convicted of murdering a two-year-old girl after he kicked her, rupturing her liver.’

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BBC News, 17th June 2014

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Gloucestershire child neglect couple jailed – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2014 in child neglect, news, sentencing, social services by sally

‘A couple jailed for neglecting five of their children have been branded “inadequate, stupid, stubborn and reckless” by a judge.’

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BBC News, 16th June 2014

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Ombudsman finds Bedfordshire man failed by council and health service – BBC News

‘Health and social care officials have been criticised for letting a severely mentally ill patient live in “squalor”.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2014

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Judge backs birth control for parents with many children taken into care – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2014 in care orders, children, contraception, judges, news, social services by sally

‘The most senior family judge in England and Wales has supported the provision of contraception to parents who have large numbers of children taken into care.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2014

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Baby death couple win children back – Daily Telegraph

‘Father accused of suffocating his baby by rolling on her as they slept can be reunited with her twin after a judge ruled that the baby’s sister should not have been removed by social workers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2014

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Surrey paedophile father had unsupervised access to son – BBC News

‘Social workers in Surrey took legal action after discovering that a woman allowed her paedophile ex-husband unsupervised access to their 13-year-old son.’

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BBC News, 3rd June 2014

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Care for teenage karate champion so bad it ‘breached human rights’, coroner rules – Daily Telegraph

‘Dana Baker, who represented Great Britain in karate, killed herself after “serious and systematic failings” in her care by a council that was too busy and overworked to help her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2014

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High Court makes adoption call for baby with no name – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2014 in adoption, care orders, learning difficulties, names, news, social services by sally

‘A baby with no name is to be placed for adoption after a High Court judge highlighted concerns about his father’s hostility to social workers.’

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BBC News, 25th May 2014

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Article 8 and night-time care – NearlyLegal

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in disabled persons, human rights, local government, news, social services by sally

‘The ECtHR Chamber has delivered its decision in McDonald v UK. For the reasons given below, the Court has decided that there was no breach of Article 8 ECHR following the reduction in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s care services package for Ms McDonald, except for a period from November 2008 to November 2009, when her care needs were not met.’


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NearlyLegal, 21st May 2014

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Domestic violence: One month’s death toll – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, police, social services, victims by sally

‘David Gikawa, who murdered ex-girlfriend Linah Keza at her flat in London last year, has become the latest person convicted of a domestic violence-related killing. How common are such crimes?’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2014

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Challenging discretionary housing payments by way of judicial review – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted May 8th, 2014 in benefits, housing, judicial review, local government, news, social services by tracey

‘Desmond Rutledge looks at the role discretionary housing payments (DHPs) have assumed in the wake of the Government’s welfare reform programme and examines the scope for challenging DHP decisions.’

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 7th May 2014

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Sex abuser Christopher Mancini ‘could have been prosecuted earlier’ – BBC News

‘A teenager who was jailed for 49 sexual offences involving 13 boys could have been prosecuted earlier, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2014

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Review into death of boy pinpoints decision of magistrates to refuse EPO – Local Government Lawyer

‘A “very unusual” Magistrates’ Court decision to refuse the grant of an emergency protection order (EPO) for a baby boy disempowered agencies, a serious case review into his death has concluded.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th April 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Derby baby’s death: Court ‘disempowered’ carers of killed baby boy – BBC News

‘A baby boy who suffered head injuries inflicted by his father was refused a protection order by the courts, a serious case review has found.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2014

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Supreme Court to hold expedited hearing on benefit cap next week – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 24th, 2014 in appeals, benefits, housing, news, social services, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court will next week hold an expedited hearing of a challenge to the Government’s introduction of the controversial “benefit cap”. The case of R on the application of SG and others (previously JS and others) (Appellants) v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondents) will be heard over two days on 29-30 April by a panel comprising Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Reed, Lord Carnwath and Lord Hughes.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd April 2014

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Woman who said she had agoraphobia but led ‘globetrotting lifestyle’ jailed – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2014 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing, social services by tracey

‘A woman who claimed she was trapped at home in the UK by agoraphobia but in fact led a lavish globetrotting lifestyle has been jailed for falsely claiming benefits.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2014

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Judge condemns ‘ludicrously low’ sentencing powers as benefits cheat jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 24th, 2014 in benefits, fraud, judges, news, sentencing, social services by tracey

‘A judge condemned her own sentencing powers as “ludicrously low” as she ordered a woman who fraudulently claimed £40,000 in benefits to repay the money at a rate of £10 a week and said it was unlikely the total would ever be recovered.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2014

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Father wins damages after social worker falsely accused him of abusing daughter – Daily Telegraph

‘A father was arrested and banned from seeing his six-year-old daughter after a social workers falsely accused him of child abuse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2014

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