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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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A look at ‘habitual residence’

The Supreme Court last month issued an interesting ruling on the question of ‘habitual residence’, finding that the High Court had jurisdiction to order the ‘return’ to this country of a small child who has never been present here, on the basis that he has British nationality.

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Recognition for grandparent carers

Campaigners have welcomed the adoption of a policy amendment by the Liberal Democrats at their recent party conference which would see grandparents and family carers entitled to paid leave from work if they step in to raise a child who cannot live with their parents.

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Children’s Panel looks for new members

Aberdeen Children’s Panel is holding a recruitment drive to find new volunteers to play a part in Scotland’s Children’s Hearing system.

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Action for Children acts to dispel fostering myths

Wide spread misunderstanding over who is eligible to foster is contributing to a chronic shortage of foster carers, according to foster care provider Action for Children.

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Adoption numbers see a welcome increase

Adoption and fostering charity TACT has welcomed the announcement from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that the number of adoptions made in the UK in 2012 had risen by nearly 10%. This follows an increase in 2011 of 6%.

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MEP welcomes child maintenance Treaty

In a move that will help people living in the EU to recover child maintenance if their ex-partner happens to move abroad, MEPs last week took the final steps towards allowing an international Treaty to come into force in the EU.

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New Bill will aid children and young people

The Government has published details of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.

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Bedroom tax penalises shared custody arrangements

Human rights organisation Liberty has announced it will seek Judicial Review of the Government’s controversial new “bedroom tax” policy based on the impact on separated families with shared custody of children.

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Four in five parents now paying for their children

Recent figures from the Department for Work and Pensions have shown that the vast majority of parents who use the Child Support Agency (CSA) are now paying for their children.

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Man misled over paternity

A man has been awarded damages of £25,000 after being tricked by his ex-wife into believing that he was the father of her two children, reports the Daily Mail.

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