Category Archive for: ‘Child Care or issues involving Social Services’

NEWS – Tracy Leeke, Law Society Children Panel Accreditation

Emery Johnson Astills are extremely pleased to announce that Tracy Leeke, who is a solicitor within our care department, is now an accredited member of the Law Society’s Children … Continue reading

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Coronation Street – Can Max stay with David? A Legal Perspective

Recent events on Coronation Street have resulted in Max Turner, Kylie Platt’s son, being left in the care of David Platt, who is not his biological father.  Max has remained … Continue reading

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When are Parents eligible for Legal Aid in Children Act cases?

In recent months, many parents have found themselves in a position where they have been denied legal aid.

In the recent case of D (A Child) [2014] EWFC 39, Sir … Continue reading

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Opposing an Adoption Order

Adoption applications are made for children by prospective adopters after care proceedings. Birth parents think this is the “be all and end all” for their children and they cannot oppose … Continue reading

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One in three children split up from their siblings in foster care.

A third of UK children (3,582) have been separated from their brothers and sisters when placed in foster care between April 2013 and March 2014 Action for Children charityfound … Continue reading

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Get help from Social Services with your housing

Social services may have to help if you are homeless and you come under one of the following criteria;

  • you are under 18
  • you are leaving care or you’re under
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New Changes to s.38 (6) assessments and the creation of s.38 (7A) and (7B) test.

The President, Sir J Munby has issued new guidance in relation to s.38(6) assessments and the recent decisions and indications relating to the reforms are important in gaining an understanding … Continue reading

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­­­New Guidelines Issued on Teenage and Elderly Abuse

The Crown Prosecution Service have issued new guidance on how prosecutors should approach domestic abuse in the case of the elderly and teenagers. The guidance, which is intended to help … Continue reading

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Final revised PLO and the New Single Family Court are on schedule for April 2014…..

From the 22nd April 2014 the Family Justice System will see the implementation of the final version of the revised PLO in public law cases (PLO 2014), the creation of … Continue reading

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More Family Court Cases to be Reported

The President of the Family Division has issued guidance on Transparency in Family Courts published on 16/1/14 to ‘immediately and significantly’ change the way cases are reported. There have been … Continue reading

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