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Local Authority Documentation to be Filed with the Court

30-Aug-2015

The following documents must be attached to the application filed with the court on Day 1: The social work Chronology; The social work statement and Genogram; Any current Assessment relating to the child and/or the family and friends of the...

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Scott Schedule

30-Aug-2015

A Scott Schedule is a table used to help the Court and the parties see clearly what allegations are being made and what the response is to each. This helps the Court to analyse whether a fact finding hearing is actually necessary and ensures that if...

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Skeleton Arguement

30-Aug-2015

A skeleton argument is a document produced for court to present the basics of your argument before court proceedings begin. As this is the first chance for the judge to consider your case, it is important to ensure it is a well written document sett...

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Statement format

30-Aug-2015

HERE ARE SOME GENERAL GUIDELINES ABOUT WHAT A GOOD STATEMENT SHOULD FEATURE. 1. Perfect spelling and grammar. If you do not have these skills and even if you do ALWAYS get at least one person to proof read your statement before submitting it. Spe...

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Documents for court

15-Apr-2014

To prepare any statement is a challenge and to prepare one concerning the future of a child is hugely intimidating. Anyone who has been to court has read them. Modern statements contain less Latin and legalese jargon in order not to exclude the lay ...

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