Majority support civil protection order for FGM victims

October 21, 2014 0 comments

A majority of people support the introduction of a civil protection order for potential victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), the UK government has revealed. When a civil protection order is issued by the court, it orders that a person cannot have contact with, or go near, a specific individual. The responses to a Ministry…

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Home Secretary names child abuse panel

October 21, 2014 3 comments

domestic violence

Home Secretary Theresa May has announced her appointments to a panel which will examine the problem of child abuse in various institutions. In a statement before the House of Commons, May said that her choices represent “a diverse range of experience”.  The panel will include people with a background in “social care, academia, law enforcement,…

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Ministers turn down action on B&Bs

October 21, 2014 0 comments

B&B, bed and breakfast, children, care leavers

The government has rejected a proposition from MPs which would ban the use of bed and breakfast accommodation for care leavers. The news came in response to a number of recommendations made by the Commons Education Select Committee, which were published in July. The ban on B&Bs being used for young people leaving care was…

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Marilyn on arbitration

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October 21, 2014 2 comments

Marilyn Stowe, Stowe Family Law, blog, video

It really is a shame how few people know about arbitration. When it comes to family disputes, it combines the best parts about the courtroom with the best parts of mediation. In addition to being a mediator, I am an arbitrator. I would not be an arbitrator if I wasn’t convinced of its effectiveness. I…

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