Cafcass ‘outstanding’ declares Ofsted

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The Service is more commonly known as Cafcass. In a…

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Many children not asked how they feel in family disputes

Close to half of children involved in family disputes are never asked how they feel about the situation, or what their wishes might be, according…

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Are pre-civil partnership agreements legally binding?

Pre-civil partnership agreements have the same status in law as pre-nuptial agreements between married couples. In other words, they are not automatically legally binding but…

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Choosing a lawyer for a Hague Convention child case

What is child abduction? The phrase ‘child abduction’ is conjures up disturbing images of menacing strangers but in reality, such crimes are rare. Children are…

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Becoming a father after giving birth

There was disappointing news from the Supreme Court earlier this month for a transgender man who had sought a judicial review of a decision to…

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Siblings ‘should be sent back to South Africa with their mother’

The daughters of a divorced couple should return to South Africa with their mother, the High Court has ruled following a lengthy remote hearing. I…

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Indian domestic violence receiving fewer male callers

There was a 40 per cent drop in the number of Indian men calling domestic violence helplines in April following the introduction of lockdown measures,…

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Locked-down New Zealand restricts families and couples

New Zealand, currently in the midst of a four-week lockdown in response to the Coronavirus crisis, has issued new guidance legally prohibiting couples and families…

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Government: new funding for deprived families

The government has announced £165 million in new funding for the Troubled Families Programme. Launched in 2011 by former Prime Minister David Cameron, the Programme…

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