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Two wealthy parents, described in court as being “intent on destroying each other”, were sent by a Judge to a parenting course and for prolonged CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) supervision because of the damage they ...
A mother’s decision to abscond following a recent unfavourable ruling in the Bristol Family Court led to a public outcry. Ms Rebecca Minnock a mother of one made the headlines last month after fleeing to an undisclosed location with her three ...
NSPCC responds to controversial remarks by judge in Re A (2015) Remarks made by Mrs Justice Pauffley that cultural allowances should be made for slapping children has attracted criticism from the National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). The ...
Supreme Court dismisses appeal: quality not quantity counts when determining habitual residence The Supreme Court was asked in AR v RN (Scotland) [2015] UKSC 35 to rule on whether two girls should return to France, where they had been brought up, ...
Adoptions numbers drop sharply as use of Special Guardianship Orders increases Recent figures show that children who are made subject to Special Guardianship Orders, where a child is placed with foster parents or members of the extended family, have tripled in ...
Adoption agencies are to receive government funding from the Department of Education to match families to children placed for adoption. The funding, worth £ 4.5 million, will transform and streamline the care system by grouping all local authorities into a ...
Aunt and Uncle fail in cross-border custody battle Following the allegations of a father’s domestic violence and lack of long term interest displayed in his children, the application of an adoption order of two British Pakistani children by their United States ...
Parents find little help when adoptions break down Adoptions sometimes break down, and when they do parents receive no support from social services and children end up back in unstable emergency care with some even being temporarily housed in police stations, ...
Record number of care applications received by CAFCASS in April A total of 946 care applications were received by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) in April of this year. This represents an 18% increase in 12 ...
Order removes children from care of grandparents and places them in foster care Grandparents failed to overturn an interim care order placing their young grandchildren into foster care – even though they had not been ruled out as long term carers ...

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