Practice Notes: Children

Hidden but unprotected

Jennifer Twite warns lawyers to be cautious if they suspect a child client is passing information to the police

20 Jan 2021

Lockdown 2: child abuse campaign for young people in England

The government has launched a campaign to protect child abuse victims in England as tougher restrictions come into effect
 

17 Nov 2020

Family solutions group calls for child-centred approach away from the courts

A report makes sweeping recommendations including the creation of a support framework for children and young people whose parents separate

12 Nov 2020

Medical experts in family justice: recommendations for change

Judicial criticism of experts and poor remuneration are key causes of the shortage of medical experts in family proceedings, a report concluded

06 Nov 2020

The lockdown children

Sarah Jane Lenihan navigates the law surrounding child arrangements for feuding parents during the pandemic  

15 Sep 2020

Sidestepping court

Alec Samuels considers when a course of action relating to a child may be taken without going to court

03 Sep 2020

A disease exacerbated

Maria Coster discusses the impact of the lockdown on victims of domestic abuse and the help available

01 Jul 2020

‘Culture of disbelief’ towards BAME domestic violence victims in fear of the law

Multiple barriers including racism face black and minority ethnic (BAME) women raising domestic abuse, research into the family courts revea

30 Jun 2020

Young offenders face ‘travesty of justice’ because of backlog

Hundreds of children will be convicted as adults because of severe delays in the criminal justice system, a charity has warned

24 Jun 2020

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