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Judge believes blameless parents and sends baby home

Judge believes blameless parents and sends baby home

His Honour Judge Dancey has published a judgment in which he explains why he has decided that social services have failed to prove that either parent caused a skull fracture sustained by their baby, with the result that the baby is going home. The judge decided that...

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Court of Appeal gives guidance on Secure Accommodation Orders

Court of Appeal gives guidance on Secure Accommodation Orders

A Local Authority v B’s mother; B’s father; B’s stepfather; and B (through her Cafcass guardian); the Association of Lawyers for Children (intervening) [2019] EWCA Civ 2025 The local authority was applying for a secure accommodation order in respect of B (aged 15). B...

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The deprivation of liberty for 16 and 17 year olds

The deprivation of liberty for 16 and 17 year olds

We are very pleased to bring this Guest Post very kindly written by Victoria Butler-Cole QC, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers. Victoria tweets at @TorButlerCole We have previously written a post here which gives a brief outline of this case. This post goes into further...

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Do Separating Parents Need the Family Court? @alicetwaite reports some insights from the latest Family Justice Council Debate on the direction of travel for reform of the private family law courts:
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