Photos of children on social media: parents are split

August 4, 2017 1 comment

family law

Parents are divided over whether they should share photos and videos of their children on social media. Around 42 per cent of British parents see no problem posting such content to platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Half of these people do so at least once every month. As many as 84 per cent of them…

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Senior judge worried for welfare of suicidal teen

August 4, 2017 3 comments

family life

The life of a suicidal teenage girl will be put seriously at risk if no hospital bed can be found for her within days, Britain’s most senior family law judge has claimed. In a hard-hitting ruling, Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, said we would have “blood on our hands” if the situation…

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Technical issues plague free childcare scheme

August 4, 2017 0 comments

family law

Parents have been struggling to take advantage of the forthcoming free childcare scheme because the programme’s website does not work properly. Starting in September, the government is set to give working parents access to 30 hours of free childcare per week for their three and four year-old children. The scheme was one of the pledges…

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Witnessing child abuse exempts you from CMS fee

August 4, 2017 9 comments

family law

Single parents who apply to the Child Maintenance Service for financial assistance will no longer have to pay the £20 fee if they can demonstrate that they witnessed the abuse of their children. The Department for Work and Pensions has amended its rules to include seeing child abuse committed by a current or former partner…

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