Family

Legal Wales Conference 2014: students address practitioners on children and young people’s rights to mental health services in Wales

Posted on 13 November 2014 by Lucy Cone

LPC students Katie Morgan and Charlotte Pritchard talk about their experience presenting at this year’s Legal Wales Conference 2014 held at Bangor University. “We were extremely pleased to be selected by Cardiff Law School to work with the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People to present a break-out session at the
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The Court of Protection and the new Family Court: can publishing judgments prevent moral panics? – Julie Doughty and Lucy Series

Posted on 6 December 2013 by Christopher Burns

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby has made clear his determination that the new Family Court, to be established in April 2014, will not be saddled with the label of ‘secrecy’ that has been attached to family proceedings in recent years. He also wants to extend his plans for accessibility and transparency
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Transparency in the family courts – online videos of children and social workers – Dr Julie Doughty

Posted on 13 September 2013 by Christopher Burns

The proposal issued in July by the President of the Family Division to publish more family court decisions was eagerly seized on by some newpapers as a victory in their campaign for ‘transparency’ and ‘open justice’. The President, Sir James Munby, has long advocated more openness in family court decision making. His draft guidance, on
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Myths about fostering and adoption – Dr Julie Doughty

Posted on 26 November 2012 by Alison Tobin

On Friday, 23 November, the Daily Telegraph published a story about foster carers in Rotherham who had three children removed from their care, eight weeks after an emergency placement, because of the carers’ membership of a political party, namely the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). The carers are quoted as saying that they were informed
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