Children law

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What is Section 20 of the Children Act 1989?

Posted: 17 October

The Law on Social Services removing children There are many reasons why the Local Authority, often known as Social Services, may be required to remove a child from their home. Reasons include if they are suffering or have suffered...

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Child safety

Posted: 31 May

Local Authorities have a general duty to safeguard the children in their area, reduce inequalities between young children in their area, and improve their wellbeing. Every Local Authority should take reasonable steps to prevent children within their area suffering...

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Changes to Separated Parents Information Programme

Posted: 05 April

The Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP) ceased from 29 March 2023, following the programme being subject to a research and evidence review. This led to a redesigned model which was more focussed on the child, contained updated content, and...

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To Bar or Not to Bar… Changes to the Children’s Act s.91(14)

Posted: 23 August

“Barring Orders” Barring Orders can be made by the Family Court, within Children Act Proceedings, in order to stop applications being brought to Court in the future. Bringing further applications requires permission of the court during the life of...

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Non-Accidental Injury and Care Proceedings

What happens after Children’s Services becomes involved? Following a referral to Children’s Services in...

- 22 April 2024

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How our Solicitors ensure clarity in settlement agreements Settlement Agreements are pivotal in resolving...

- 11 April 2024

Seizure and Retention of Property in Criminal Investigations and Proceedings.

Police powers in relation to seizure and retention of property concerning a police investigation...

- 14 March 2024