Joint report examines children’s welfare following Brexit

December 20, 2017 0 comments

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A newly published report from leading children’s organisations examines the potential impact of Britain’s exit from the European Union. Entitled Making Brexit work for children, the report was jointly produced by six children’s welfare charities, including Barnardo’s and Coram, along with the University of Sheffield. It calls on the government to ensure that existing rights…

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Multinational families ‘must be protected after Brexit’

November 16, 2017 4 comments

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The currently stalled Brexit negotiations risk the future of thousands of families according to a new report. Jointly produced by the Family Law Bar Association, the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and Resolution , the report addresses the implications for family law of Britain’s exit from the European Union. A network of legal agreements currently…

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Abducted children could be stranded after Brexit

August 22, 2017 2 comments

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Children abducted abroad by alienated parents could be stranded if Britain and the EU cease judicial cooperation following the departure of the UK. In a newly published policy paper, the government sets out its hopes for cooperation between English and EU member state courts after Brexit, and outlines possible outcomes if negotiations end without an…

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‘Think of the children’ during Brexit says Commissioner

July 14, 2017 1 comment

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The Children’s Commissioner for England has called on the EU to not use children as ‘bargaining chips’ during Brexit negotiations. In a letter to negotiator Michael Barnier, Anne Longfield quoted official statistics indicating that as many as 588,000 children born in the UK are citizens of other EU member states and around half of these…

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Anorexic teen ‘should return to her father’

June 9, 2017 0 comments

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A 14 year-old girl with anorexia should return to live with her father a family court Judge has ruled. At the time of the hearing, the father was 61 and the mother 50. They had four children together before separating when N, their youngest child, was just three. Unusually, the father was granted primary care…

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Young people ‘must be involved in Brexit’

June 2, 2017 3 comments

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Young people must be involved in Brexit negotiations a charity has claimed. The British Youth Council says that as younger people will be most affected by the economic consequences of leaving the European Union, they deserve to have their views heard. In a manifesto published ahead of next week’s General Election, the youth charity insists:…

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MPs to consider justice after Brexit

October 14, 2016 1 comment

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A group of MPs has launched an enquiry into the possible effects of Brexit on the justice system. The House of Commons Justice Committee has invited written submissions from experts on the issue and other parties likely to be affected by Britain’s eventual exit from the European Union. The Committee’s investigation will include family law…

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MPs to consider Brexit implications for young people

October 5, 2016 0 comments

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A group of MPs has launched an enquiry into the likely impact of Brexit on international opportunities for young people. The Erasmus+ programme offers funding for young people who wish t to study and gain work experience in Europe. It is the successor to the earlier Erasmus programme (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility…

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