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President demands compliance with court timetables
Court must be informed “immediately” in the event of any non-compliance. In Re W (Children) EWFC 22, the President has reminded practitioners that parties in cases in the Family Court are not permitted to amend a timetable fixed by the court without the prior approval of the court. In that case, in breach of a case [...]... read more
As the Social Work crisis continues…
Cartoon by Fran as published in Community Care e-bulletin this week.... read more
BBC News reports: ‘Cinderella’ emotional cruelty law considered
Current child neglect laws have been criticised for focusing on the physical effects of abuse only. Ofsted finds child-neglect failings One in 10 UK children ‘neglected’ Bid to change child neglect laws The government is “seriously” considering introducing a new offence of emotional cruelty to children, the BBC understands. The proposed change to neglect laws [...]... read more
Safe guarding Social Workers feeling the pressure once again
The current climate of offering experienced locum Social Workers higher hourly rates with Local Authorities automatically allocating increasingly unmanageable case loads in order to get their money’s worth is once again going to lead safe guarding into another crisis. Offering higher rates of pay will attract the more qualified and experienced Social Workers but they [...]... read more
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