Author Archives: Lisa Atkinson

Family Court Judge Criticises The Lack Of Therapeutic Support Offered To A Mother Who Faces Losing Her Second Child

The case of A Local Authority v The Mother & Another (2017) EWFC B59 raises interesting questions. Could the public money that a Local Authority expends to remove a child from their parent, be better invested at a much earlier … Read more

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Victory For NSPCC’S ‘Flaw In The Law’ Campaign

Justice Secretary Liz Truss announces new law that makes sexual communication with a child a criminal offence with effect from 3 April 2017

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The Child Protection Threshold Conundrum

A Community Care Survey of over 1000 Social Workers has found that over 70% of Practitioners believe that the threshold for Child Protection has risen in the last 12 months. Recent research has shown that children deemed to sit just … Read more

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