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What does the UK Government and Legal Professionals say?
International concerns about UK care proceedings wrongly dismissed
It’s not good news… – Opinion piece by Prof. Brigid Featherstone (Professor of Social Work since 2006)
Follow this progress of this bill HERE
Written question performance of the Department for Education.
(Wednesday 23 January at 3.08pm. Ended at 4.28pm)
Children First : the child protection system in England (this is the first time the term “Forced Adoption” has been accepted into use by the UK Government)
(Forth report of session 2012-2013)
Reporting guide on children cases aims to close divide between press and social workers
Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Children’s and Family Bill
Commons Chamber Meeting started (Friday 26 October at 11.13am. Ended at 2.57pm)
Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson said the initiatives should "arm would-be adopters with the information they need to approach any local area"
Michael Gove calls for more adopters to help find homes for more than 4200 children ready for adoption
The government will change the law so approved adopters can foster a child they hope to adopt before the legal process is complete.
Between June and December Ofsted checked 23 local authorities previously rated "inadequate" or "adequate with significant weaknesses" in this area.
Local authority social workers could be stripped of their duties recruiting and assessing prospective adopters, if government threats are carried out in England.
Maggie Atkinson says rights guaranteed by UN conventions breached because children unable to navigate complex procedures unaided (24/09/2014)
Alan Wood's comments follow damning National Audit Office report that criticised government data collection (13/01/2015)
Sir Michael Wilshaw, chief inspector for Ofsted, called on the department to share good practice and help local authorities improve
Simon Goddard, solicitor, Red Kite Law, questions whether the balance of probabilities is the appropriate standard of proof in all care proceedings. (07/06/2014)
Maureen N Obi-Ezekpazu, FRSA, Barrister and Mediator, Family Matters, asks what can be done to help the plight of young mothers who have had several children permanently removed.