Family Justice Council Conference and Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture

Source: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary | Family Justice Council Originally published: 20th March 2019. The Family Justice Council conference and Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture took place on 12 March 2019.  Attendance was by invitation only and the audience comprised a range of stakeholders working in, or with an interest in, the family justice system. Hosted... Continue Reading →

Family Justice Council 12th Annual Debate: the use of covert recordings in family law

Family Justice Council 12th Annual Debate: the use of covert recordings in family law Transcript and podcast available The Family Justice Council held its 12th Annual Debate and panel discussion in Leeds on Monday, 3 December 2018. The topic for the debate was the use of covert recordings in family law. The motion read: 'Nothing... Continue Reading →

DfE threatened with judicial review over children’s social care ‘myth-busting’ document

A charity has threatened the Department for Education with legal action if it does not withdraw a ‘misleading’ document about how local authority duties towards vulnerable children can accommodate new working practices. Article 39, which was among the signatories of an open letter last September challenging the ‘myth-busting’ guide, wrote to the secretary of state... Continue Reading →

Home education – important court ruling #safeguarding #humanrights

German parents whose four children were taken into care because they refused to send them to school did not have their human rights breached, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled. Read full piece at source: Home education: Court rules against German Christian family

DfE faces legal action over ‘misleading’ safeguarding guidance | Children & Young People Now

The Department for Education could face legal action for publishing guidance that might lead local authorities to break laws protecting vulnerable children, a charity has claimed. Read full piece at source: DfE faces legal action over 'misleading' safeguarding guidance | Children & Young People Now

Teens in Care Placed in B&Bs

Teens in care are being housed alone in B&Bs Observer investigation finds increased use of ‘independent living arrangements’. An increasing number of under-18- year-olds in care are being housed in 'independent living accommodation' by local authorities, according to an investigation by The Observer and BBC 5 Live. The report, based partly on answers to Freedom of... Continue Reading →

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