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The mind and body in divorce

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September 29, 2016 0 comments

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My eye was caught this week by a short report in The Times. It’s a simple 200 word story about the actor Laurence Fox.. He’s best known, perhaps, for co-starring in Inspector Morse-spin-off Lewis.  I confess I am an avid fan. I loved watching Morse, constantly watch the reruns and the same goes for Lewis….

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Ten per cent rise in family court cases

September 29, 2016 0 comments

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Ten per cent more cases were heard in the family courts between April and June, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has reported. A total of 66,328 came before judges over the three months: according to the Ministry’s latest statistics quarterly. The figure was ten per cent lower in the same quarter last year the MoJ…

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Additional £25m allocated for children’s mental health

September 29, 2016 0 comments

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The government has allocated an additional £25 million to mental health services for children. Around £149 million was awarded to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) throughout the country this year in order to improve this area of healthcare and this is expected to increase each year until 2020/21. CCGs are NHS-led groups which decide how government…

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Children of divorce ‘less religious’

September 28, 2016 0 comments

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Children whose parents divorce are more likely to grow up indifferent to religion, a US research group has claimed. According to the Washington DC-based Pubic Religion Research Institute, 35 per cent of American adults whose parents had divorced describe themselves as having no religion, compared to only 23 per cent of those whose parents remained…

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Children’s Commissioner urges France to house refugees

September 28, 2016 0 comments

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The Children’s Commissioner of England has urged the French government to house children currently living in Calais as refugees. Anne Longfield was joined by her French counterpart Geneviève Avenard in her plea for France to do more. By some estimates there could be as many as 1,000 children currently based at the so-called ‘Jungle’ camp…

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Iowa man wins child maintenance struggle

September 28, 2016 0 comments

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A man from the Midwestern state of Iowa has succeeded in an eight month struggle to avoid paying maintenance for another man’s child. Joe Vandusen from the city of Davenport received a letter in February this year from the Iowa Department of Human Resources demanding child support payments for a baby who had recently been…

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Talking to an ex can damage current relationship

September 28, 2016 0 comments

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People who stay in contact with their ex could be damaging their current relationship, a new study suggests. Researchers from various American Universities performed two surveys of more than 400 undergraduates, most of whom were women. Participants were all in relationships for at least a month and had previously been involved with someone for at…

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Adoption enquiry extended until 31 March

September 28, 2016 0 comments

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The British Association of Social Workers has extended the deadline for responses to its ongoing enquiry into the role of social workers in the adoption process. Launched in May, the academic-led enquiry is focused in particular on the role of human rights legislation and ethics in the way social workers approach the adoption of children…

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