Parental alienation: clarity at last

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October 16, 2017 60 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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Judge asks: why wasn’t court money spent on therapy?

September 19, 2017 2 comments

family law

A family court judge has questioned a local authority’s decision to spend money on care proceedings for the second child born to a vulnerable mother rather than offer her therapy. The case concerned a five month-old baby girl who had been placed with a foster family under a temporary care order. The same family had…

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Council apologises for wrongfully taking a child into care

August 1, 2017 2 comments

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Gloucestershire County Council has apologised following the wrongful removal of a baby from its parents. The case concerned a one year-old toddler who was taken from the care of the mother “wrongly and without prior notice”, on June 1 this year. The removal was in breach of a previously agreed care order specifying that if…

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Three year-old to remain with foster carer

October 27, 2016 1 comment

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The young daughter of troubled parents should be left with her current foster carer, a family court judge has ruled. Gloucestershire County Council v M and Others concerned a three year old, referred to as ‘G’, who was taken from her mother at the age of 19 months and placed with a foster carer when…

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A week in family law: Pro bono, court fees and more

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September 18, 2015 0 comments

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Family law news this week was dominated by some worrying stories… According to the President of the Family Division Sir James Munby, dozens of people who had fertility treatment might not be the legal parents of their children as a result of “widespread incompetence” in the sector. His comments came after it emerged that consent…

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