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Talking about social work

We recently wrote about an article by Louise Tickle in the Guardian which had caused a certain amount of controversy, in particular arising from her use of the term 'kidnap' to describe failures of local authorities to act appropriately when accommodating children...

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The Abuse of Alfie’s Rights: A Gilded Death is Still a Death

Introduction: #AlfiesArmy v #ImWithAlderHey – an unbridgeable divide? Alfie's life, his legal battles, and his death, have polarised opinion. Decent people on both sides of the debate have been able to acknowledge how awful it must be to be in this situation – both to...

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Talking about social work

We recently wrote about an article by Louise Tickle in the Guardian which had caused a certain amount of controversy, in particular arising from her use of the term 'kidnap' to describe failures of local authorities to act appropriately when accommodating children...

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Transparency – why it matters, what it means

This is the text of a speech delivered by Chair of The Transparency Project, Lucy Reed at the Bloomsbury Family Law Conference on 16 May 2018, at Gray’s Inn. Transparency - why it matters, what it means What IS transparency and why does it matter? Implications for...

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Re Nichol: an unsent text message as a valid will

UPDATE 18 October - I've added a footnote to discuss some points which have been raised in Twitter conversations following my original post. On 11 October 2017, this headline appeared on the BBC news website.  The story naturally aroused a lot of interest and...

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