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Should Access Rights to Children Include Grandparents?

The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently been asked to consider whether rights of access to children should also sometimes include grandparents. 

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Report Reveals Increasing Complexity of Child Protection in Scotland

The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) has recently published the findings of research it undertook to try and establish whether child protection in Scotland has become more complex over time, and if so, in what way. 

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Fostering Children Moving Too Often Report Finds

A report from the Fostering Network has stated that too many children are moving too often in care, with almost 50% of foster children with their third foster family.

The survey carried out by the Fostering Network found that over 30% of children between the age of 5-10 were living with their third foster family. Furthermore, 8% of all foster children living with their tenth or more foster family.

According to the foster network over 5,500 foster children, currently live with around 4,400 foster families in Scotland.

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Childcare Not Good Enough to Suit Working Scottish Families

A new study has found that one in six councils do not have the capacity to meet the needs of working families.

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Statistics show Family Breakdown Linked To Youth Homelessness

Arguments at home and a breakdown of family relationships are some of the major reasons for children and youths becoming homeless according to a leading charity.

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Legal Challenge Against Scottish Government Proposal to Name Guardians Rejected

A legal challenge against the Scottish Government’s proposal to name guardians for every child in the country has been rejected by the top civil court in Scotland.

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Childcare Should Be Shared Equally According to Latest Survey

A survey has found that the majority of those living in the UK believe that childcare should be shared equally between parents.

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Child Welfare Held To Be Sufficient Grounds To Change Names Of Children

The process of the breakdown of a marriage all too frequently becomes unpleasant due to the resentment the parties feel for each other. These disagreements are additionally fuelled by the complication of financial matters and childcare.

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Charity Proposes Scotland’s Own Child Support System

Child maintenance should become a matter for the Scottish Parliament so that parental co-operation and meaningful contact for non-resident parents can be promoted, according to a fathers’ rights charity.

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The Children's Panel: What happens at a Children's hearing?

A campaign to recruit for the Children’s Panel in Aberdeen began last week and  will close on 15 September 2014.

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Sun, Sea and Separation: Legal Considerations for Taking Children on Holiday

For separated parents, on top of all other considerations when going on holiday with children, there is also the added element of making sure that the legal implications of taking children away are considered.

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Campaign Launched to Encourage Parents to Talk to Their Children

 

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Younger Foster Carers Needed

More younger people need to be encouraged to foster in order to avoid a recruitment crisis, the Fostering Network has warned, with the publication of survey results showing that almost one in three foster carers are now approaching an age where they may consider retiring.

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Still a single parent stigma

Three out of four single parents have personally experienced stigma and one in three say it is on the rise, according to new research from single parents’ charity Gingerbread.

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Lords warn child maintenance charges are ‘unjustified in principle’

Plans to start charging parents who need to use the new Child Maintenance Service have been passed by the UK Parliament, despite a warning from former Lord Chancellor Lord Mackay that the charges for single parents were ‘unjustified in principle’.

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Child’s opinion relevant in international custody disputes

An important decision by the Supreme Court has suggested that in future courts will take a more child-centric approach to deciding where children should live in cases of international custody disputes.

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Thousands of new foster families needed in 2014

At least 8,600 new foster families are needed across the UK during 2014 to provide stable, secure and loving homes for the record numbers of fostered children, according to figures from the Fostering Network.

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Rise in incidence of parental child abduction

There has been an alarming rise in the number of parental child abduction and custody cases over the past ten years, with around two children being abducted abroad each day.

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New Child Maintenance Service opens to all new applicants

The new Child Maintenance Service for separated parents to support their children has opened to all new applicants.

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Most fathers maintain contact with non-resident children

A recent piece of research has uncovered some positive findings with regards to contact between fathers and their children who don’t live with them.

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