Parental alienation: clarity at last

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October 16, 2017 60 comments

family life

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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The crisis of care is worse in Wales

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September 23, 2016 15 comments

Much attention has recently been drawn to the dramatic rise in local authorities removing children from their parents by making Section 31 applications to the Family Court. Most recently we’ve seen the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, focussed on the inexorable rise in the numbers, stating in his 15th View from the…

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Record number of care applications in Wales

April 20, 2016 0 comments

children in care

The number of Welsh children taken in care hit a record high in February. Eighty-eight children in the principality were removed from their families that month. The second highest month on record is March 2010, in the aftermath of the scandals surrounding the death of ‘Baby P’, when 83 children were taken into care. Paul…

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Concerns over Welsh children in care

February 15, 2016 6 comments

Wales

The proportion of children taken into care in Wales is significantly higher than in England. For every 10,000 children in Wales, 89 are taken away from their families and placed into the care system. By contrast, only 59 children per 10,000 in England are in care. Despite the disparity the high number in Wales actually…

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