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Local Authorities Duty to Consult

05-Jul-2016

It is important to note that, even though under a care order the LA is in the driving seat, they cannot ignore the other passengers, the LA MUST consult with and inform other PR holders about important decisions they make for the child and they have...

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Home visit from social worker

30-Aug-2015

When social workers first come knocking on your door it is almost certainly because they believe your child or children may be in some form of danger. Their reasons for thinking this can be from a number of sources - a malicious telephone call f...

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Going to court: A parents perspective

30-Aug-2015

What happens in court? Its stressful so be prepared. For many people care proceedings are the first time they have been in court . They may have an idea from watching courtroom dramas on TV , after a couple of hearings they quickly realise that t...

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Dictionary of what things mean:

30-Aug-2015

A Abridged Notice: In the context of family law proceedings, reducing the time requirement for parties to be notified of a court hearing, to speed matters being heard by a judge. Abridged Hearing: A hearing before a court with shortened or no n...

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Families are important to children

30-Aug-2015

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins can all play an important role in nurturing children. While parents are responsible for caring for their children and making sure their needs are met, the wider family ca...

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The importance of good advice

30-Aug-2015

If social services are involved with your family or wanting to remove your children one thing you need is sound advice. There is lots of information out there on the internet, but not all advice is good advice, and general guidance does not always t...

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