Court of Appeal outlines approach advocates and judges should take to requests for clarification of judgments – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has considered the extent to which judges are required to respond to requests for clarifications in judgments.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th July 2022

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Key information about adopting mother not shared before baby’s murder, report finds – The Guardian

‘Information about drinking, debts and mental health that could have prevented a baby boy being placed with an adopting mother who went on to murder him was not shared between agencies, an investigation has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

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Out-of-wedlock children struggle to prove their identity in immigration – EIN Blog

Posted July 27th, 2022 in birth certificates, children, DNA, families, immigration, Jamaica, news by sally

‘Identity of one’s self is important in almost every aspect of one’s life. And this is also the case when it comes to trying to prove your identity in the legal sphere, namely, immigration. This pursuit of identity has been problematic for those children born out of wedlock in countries such as Jamaica, where giving birth to a child out of wedlock still attracts scorn and ostracism and subsequently struggle to prove their paternity for immigration purposes.’

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EIN Blog, 25th July 2022

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Lily-Mai Saint George: Mother found guilty of infanticide of her 10-week-old daughter – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 26th, 2022 in children, domestic violence, homicide, infanticide, news by sally

‘Lauren Saint George has been convicted of killing her daughter after the baby was put into her parents’ care against professional advice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2022

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Archie Battersbee: judges deny appeal over decision to stop life support – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury have been refused permission to appeal against a decision to end his life support treatment.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2022

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Re S: A short lesson on jurisdiction in international children cases post-Brexit – Family Law

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in brexit, children, families, family courts, jurisdiction, kidnapping, news by tracey

‘The President of the Family Division has very recently handed down his decision in this matter of Re: S (A Child) (Jurisdiction) [2022] EWHC 1720 (Fam), in which we acted for the successful applicant mother. Whilst the facts of the case are unique, the judgment serves as a helpful reminder of the jurisdictional framework of international children cases following our departure from the European Union.’

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Family Law, 21st July 2022

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UK cybersecurity chiefs back plan to scan phones for child abuse images – The Guardian

‘Tech companies should move ahead with controversial technology that scans for child abuse imagery on users’ phones, the technical heads of GCHQ and the UK’s National Cybersecurity Centre have said. So-called “client-side scanning” would involve service providers such as Facebook or Apple building software that monitors communications for suspicious activity without needing to share the contents of messages with a centralised server.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2022

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Fares Maatou death: Two teenagers guilty of murdering boy with sword – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2022 in children, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘Two teenagers have been found guilty of murdering a 14-year-old boy with a sword concealed in a walking stick.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s parents lose fight to keep son, 12, on life support – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2022 in accidents, children, doctors, families, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury have lost their battle for his life support treatment to continue.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2022

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New Guidance on Private Life and Relationships with Partner – EIN Blog

Posted July 15th, 2022 in children, families, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘At the end of June 2022 two new guidances were issued. The newly emerged guidance on private life which came into force on 20th June 2022 and a new policy guidance on relationships with a partner relating to Appendix relationships with partner.’

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EIN Blog, 15th July 2022

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Reforming clergy discipline in the Church of England – Law & Religion UK

‘The General Synod of the Church of England has voted in favour of the first steps to legislate for a Clergy Conduct Measure which will replace the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003. The vote follows the publication of the report by the Clergy Conduct Measure Implementation Group, Under Authority Revisited, which sets out proposals for complaints to be allocated into three different tracks, depending on seriousness: “Grievance”, “Allegation of misconduct” and “Allegation of serious misconduct”.’

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Law & Religion UK, 13th July 2022

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Forced adoptions: Call for government apology to mothers – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2022 in adoption, children, families, human rights, inquiries, news, select committees, women by tracey

‘Hundreds of thousands of unmarried women who were forced to give up their babies for adoption should receive a government apology, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2022

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Kent council fights off JR of caravan removal action – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 14th, 2022 in children, judicial review, local government, news, travellers by tracey

‘The High Court has rejected a judicial review brought over whether Thanet District Council was right to serve direction notices on people living in caravans at Ramsgate port.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th July 2022

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Mo Farah: Police investigate trafficking revelations – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2022 in children, London, news, police, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police say they have opened an investigation into Sir Mo Farah’s revelation that he was trafficked to the UK as a child.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2022

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Domestic abuse & the family courts – New Law Journal

Posted July 13th, 2022 in children, domestic violence, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘In the first of a two-part series, Cris McCurley examines key changes to the treatment of domestic abuse victims & their children within the family justice system.’

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New Law Journal, 8th July 2022

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Mo Farah: What would happen to a trafficked child in the UK today? – The Independent

‘Sir Mo Farah’s decision to reveal that he was a victim of human trafficking as a child has sparked questions over how he would be treated if he arrived in the UK today.’

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The Independent, 12th July 2022

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Over 1,000 children in Telford were sexually exploited, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2022 in child abuse, children, gangs, inquiries, news, racism, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘More than a thousand children in Telford were sexually exploited over decades amid the failure of authorities to investigate “emboldened offenders”, an independent inquiry into the scandal has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2022

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Home Office grants baby stranded in Jamaica leave to come to UK – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2022 in children, families, government departments, immigration, Jamaica, news, visas by tracey

‘A British resident stranded in Jamaica with her baby, who was told by the Home Office the boy could not come to the UK because he had an “established life” on the Caribbean island, has now been told by the Home Office that she can bring him, after the Guardian exposed the family’s plight.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2022

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Deprivations of liberty of 16-17 year olds and the streamline procedure – Local Government Lawyer

‘How should the Court of Protection approach applications to authorise the deprivation of liberty of a 16 or 17 year old? And when is the streamlined procedure appropriate? Alex Ruck Keene looks at the current position.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th July 2022

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Woman who gave birth in Jamaica stranded after baby refused entry to UK – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2022 in children, government departments, immigration, Jamaica, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘A British resident who is stranded in Jamaica with her baby has been told by the Home Office the child cannot come to the UK because he has an “established life” on the Caribbean island.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2022

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