The latest child welfare stories:
- Domestic abuse should be punished more severely than non-domestic, judges told
- More unmarried couples with children breaking up than married couples for first time
- Tory MP launches Private Members Bill to establish a presumption in favour of shared parenting, and enforcement of Child Arrangement Orders
The news items that should be right on your radar:
- Crime (Aggravated Murder of and Violence Against Women) Bill 2016-17 – Second reading on Friday, March 24th, 2017
- Inquiry Into Foster Care: Foster carers and other stakeholders asked about the foster care system
- Child On Parent Violence In The Context Of Adopted Children And Their Foster Carers
Things are a little busy for us at the moment so we hope you’ll forgive the brief post, but we thought we would add a few news items which are important this morning to keep you informed:
- Government refuses to allow Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry to include football abuse in its investigations – but do they have the right to refuse?
- Metropolitan police to investigate sexual abuse claims at London clubs
- Campaigners keep pushing for a child abuse inquiry in New Zealand
- Child abuse inquiry publishes testimonies of abuse in church settings
Important child welfare stories published this week:
- Child abuse inquiry judge: I will not give evidence
- Lord Chief Justice concerned by volume of public and private law cases before the Family Court
- More than 200,000 children growing up in poverty
The latest reformation ideas and consultations for family and child welfare issues:
- Scotland: Young people in care to help reform system that is failing them
- England and Wales: Questionnaire to help the Official Solicitor understand the issues involved when acting for a parent lacking litigation capacity.
- Sign here if you disagree with Children and Social Work Bill’s exemption clause allowing councils to opt out of legal duties to protect vulnerable children.