Personality clashes ‘don’t justify divorce’

October 17, 2017 0 comments

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Personality clashes are not sufficient grounds for divorce, the High Court of Mumbai has ruled. Justices the were considering the earlier verdict of a family court in the city of Pune, 92 miles south-east of Mumbai. A local man had filed for divorce, claiming that his wife had been cruel to him and forced him…

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Parental alienation: clarity at last

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October 16, 2017 26 comments

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Professionals came together to recognise the impact of parental alienation on children at a special conference organised by the Central London branch of FNF (Families Need Fathers) this Saturday. Senior figures in the sector attended, including Cafcass CEO Anthony Douglas, His Honour Judge Stephen Wildblood, barrister Francesca Wiley QC and the NSPCC’s Head of Safeguarding,…

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Social workers are ‘firefighting’ serious cases

October 16, 2017 0 comments

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Social workers are overwhelmed and struggling to meet demand for their services, a high profile academic has claimed. Professor Ray Jones is Emeritus Professor of Social Work at Kingston University. Speaking at a social care conference in Bournemouth, he claimed: “What I am hearing from social workers is that they are having to spend most…

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Bride uses Facebook to prove underage marriage

October 15, 2017 0 comments

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A 19 year-old from New Delhi secured a divorce after using her husband’s Facebook account to prove she had been married to him while still underage. The teenager, from the north-western state of Rajasthan, had appealed to a court to annul her marriage because she was below the minimum age of 18 when it took…

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Government finds £20 million for council cooperation on children’s services

October 14, 2017 1 comment

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The government is to make up to £20 million available to encourage different children’s services departments to cooperate with each other. Children’s Minister Robert Goodwill made the announcement at a social work conference in Bournemouth this week. A resulting series of “regional improvement alliances” between neighbouring authorities will be focused on sharing best practice and…

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Woman’s heart stops at sister’s wedding

October 13, 2017 0 comments

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A wedding is supposed to be all about you and the person you are marrying. You two are the centre of attention and any attempt to hog the limelight is surely a selfish thing to do, right? Not necessarily. One 34 year-old woman quickly became the most talked about person at her sister’s wedding when…

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