Parents of Alfie Evans apply to take son’s case back to supreme court – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2018 in appeals, children, consent, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The parents of a 23-month-old boy at the centre of a life-support treatment battle have applied to the supreme court to appeal against a ruling that treatment should be removed from the child.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2018

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Undocumented Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK – UK Visas and Immigration

Posted April 17th, 2018 in children, citizenship, deportation, documents, immigration, visas by tracey

‘This information is for Commonwealth citizens (known as “Windrush” cases) who are long-term residents of the UK and do not have documents to demonstrate their status. It explains their position and what they need to do next.’

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UK Visas and Immigration, 17th April 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

Alfie Evans case: Court rules against parents again – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2018 in appeals, children, detention, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘The parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans have lost their latest legal battle. Tom Evans and Kate James asked Court of Appeal judges to rule that the 23-month-old should be allowed to receive treatment in Italy.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2018

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Shared care arrangements in relocation cases – Family Law

Posted April 12th, 2018 in care orders, children, domicile, families, news by sally

‘Family analysis: Richard Jones, barrister at 1 Garden Court Chambers, discusses the practical implications of the judgment in JAL v LSW [2017] EWHC 3699 (Fam), which concerns how the courts should approach relocation cases where care of the child has been shared.’

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Family Law, 12th April 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Sir Ernest Ryder addresses decision-making for children and the role of the justice system – Family Law

Posted April 12th, 2018 in children, family courts, judiciary, news, speeches by sally

‘Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals, spoke on the role of the justice system in decision-making for children at the 10th International Congress of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN), held at the University of Warwick on 9 April 2018.’

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Family Law, 11th April 2018

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High court judge backs end-of-life care plan for toddler on life support – The Guardian

‘A high court judge has endorsed an end-of-life care plan for a 23-month-old boy who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment legal battle.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2018

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Opelo Kgari: Government thwarted in second bid to deport woman brought to UK from Botswana – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2018 in appeals, children, deportation, detention, immigration, injunctions, news by tracey

‘The government has been thwarted in its second attempt to deport a woman who came to the UK from Botswana when she was 13 years old.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2018

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Immaturity means young adults need more support in court, report says – The Guardian

‘Young adults should be given special treatment in court because they are immature and need help understanding proceedings, according to a report by an influential legal reform group. The call for a fresh approach for 18- to 24-year-olds comes from the Centre for Justice Innovation as the sharp rise in knife crime highlights the criminal justice system’s problems in dealing with that age group.’

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the Guardian, 10th April 2018

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Dozens of MPs and 80,000 members of public urge Home Office to reverse decision to refuse child slavery victim asylum – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2018 in asylum, children, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘Dozens of MPs and more than 80,000 members of the public have urged the Home Office to reconsider its decision to refuse asylum to a child slavery victim which would see him forced to return to the country from which he was trafficked.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2018

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Leave to remove post-Brexit: appealing an appeal – Family Law

Posted April 9th, 2018 in appeals, children, custody, EC law, foreign jurisdictions, news by tracey

‘In the recent case of L v F [2017] EWCA Civ 2121 the Court of Appeal reinstated a first instance judgment that refused to grant a mother permission to relocate to Italy with the parties’ child. The case offers a reminder of the approach that the court must take when deciding whether or not to grant an appeal.’

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Family Law, 6th April 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Child burial fees waived in England – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2018 in burials and cremation, children, fees, news by sally

‘The costs of child burials and cremations are to be waived in England to bring them in line with Wales, the prime minister has announced.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2018

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Alfie Evans ‘about to be murdered’, says father after court defeat – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2018 in children, euthanasia, human rights, medical treatment, news, trials by tracey

‘The father of seriously-ill Alfie Evans said his son had been “failed disgracefully by the system” after losing a last-ditch legal bid at the European court of human rights.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2018

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Scale of child abuse survey ‘needed every 10 years’ – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2018 in child abuse, children, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘Thousands of children should be surveyed to build a true picture of sexual exploitation, experts have said. The government says it does not know how many girls have been groomed in the wake of questions about sexual exploitation in Telford. But the Centre of Expertise for Child Sexual Abuse is designing a survey of children to run every 10 years to assess the scale of the problem.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2018

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Scouts pay out £42,000 over 11-year-old’s autism claim – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2018 in autism, children, compensation, news by tracey

‘An 11-year-old boy has received £42,000 in compensation after his family said his cub scout group discriminated against him for having autism.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2018

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British children being forced into modern slavery in UK as 5,000 potential victims found – The Independent

‘British children are being forced into modern slavery in the UK as more potential victims are reported than ever before. A total of 5,145 potential victims were referred into the system last year, an increase of 35 per cent on the year before, and the National Crime Agency (NCA) believes the number will continue to rise.’

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The Independent, 25th March 2018

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Alfie Evans: Supreme Court rejects life support appeal – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2018 in appeals, children, consent, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The parents of terminally ill Alfie Evans have been refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court over a decision to withdraw his life support.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2018

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Government wins High Court appeal against ruling benefit cap unlawfully discriminates – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2018 in appeals, benefits, children, housing, human rights, judicial review, news by tracey

‘The Government has won a Court of Appeal challenge against a ruling that its controversial benefit cap unlawfully discriminates against lone parents with children under two.
It follows a High Court ruling last year which found that the benefit cap, which limits the income households receive in certain benefits, unlawfully discriminates against single parents with very young children.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2018

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Deprivation of liberty and administration of medication by a local authority to a child – Zenith Chambers

‘Local Government analysis: Louise McCallum, barrister, and Emily Ross, pupil barrister, both of Zenith Chambers, Leeds, consider the case of T (A Child: Care Order: Beyond Parental Control: Deprivation of Liberty: Authority to Administer Medication), which dealt with issues of deprivation of liberty and administration of medication by a local authority to a child.’

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Zenith Chambers, 1st March 2018

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Guidance on Art 5 compliance when a child in local authority care is deprived of their liberty – Family Law

‘In Re A-F (Children) (Care Orders: Restrictions on Liberty) [2018] EWHC 138 (Fam) the court gave guidance on when Art 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is engaged in relation to a child in the care of the local authority, and the procedures necessary to ensure the deprivation of liberty is lawful.’

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Family Law, 13th March 2018

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CQC: Access to mental health care for children and young people at a ‘crisis point’ – Family Law

Posted March 12th, 2018 in children, health, mental health, news, reports, young persons by sally

‘The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said UK health care, education and other public services are failing children and young people regarding their access to mental health services – arguing young people are at a ‘crisis point’ when it comes to mental health support. In light of its findings the CQC has made recommendations for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on how they can best ensure support.’

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Family Law, 9th March 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk