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Charity Group to Challenge Legality of Legal Aid Restrictions for Victims of Domestic Violence

The High Court last week gave permission to charity group ‘Rights of Women’ to challenge government policy concerning victims of domestic violence and legal aid.

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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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Fresh Wave of Interest in Psychological Abuse Being Criminalised

With increasing talks of a separate domestic abuse offence in England and Wales and the launch of pilot project to help individuals recognize abusive partners, in Aberdeen and Ayrshire there is increasing interest in making course of conduct amounting to psychological abuse a separate crime.

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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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Civil Partnerships of Same-sex Couples to be Converted to Marriages for Free

Fees for converting a civil partnership to a marriage are to be waived for same-sex couples currently in a civil-partnership. Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid told parliament that there is to be no fee for couples who entered into a civil partnership when same sex marriage was not permitted.

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Support Provided to Domestic Abuse Charity

The Scottish Government has provided support of around £600,000 to Amina, a Muslim Women’s Resource Centre based in Glasgow, and Citizens Advice Direct for a specialist service helping Muslim women out of abusive relationships.

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Making Scotland Equally Safe

The Scottish Government has announced the launch of a new strategy that aims to eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls and to create a society where all can feel equally safe and respected.

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School Children Fear Forced Marriage

Children as young as twelve are seeking help from ChildLine after becoming worried they will be forced to marry against their will.

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Increasing Use of Social Media Clauses in Prenups

There is a growing trend in the United States for couples to have clauses covering acceptable social media use built into prenuptial agreements, reports ABC News.

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Link Between Divorce and Weight Gain in Children

Children with divorced parents run an increased risk of being overweight, according to a recent study.

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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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Report Reveals Changes to Family Structure

A recent report has highlighted a multitude of changes to Scotland’s households and families over a 10-year period, but notes that some aspects of family life have remained similar.

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The Impact of Divorce on Grandparents

Going through divorce or separation is undoubtedly a stressful and emotional time, and its impact can be felt not only by the immediate family involved but also by wider family members such as grandparents.

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Newlyweds Advised to Share Household Chores

Newly married couples are advised to share household chores equally between them if they want to have a happy and long-lasting marriage, according to new research from America.

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Study reveals major changes in families worldwide

A recent report has given an insight into family trends in 60 countries across the world, and identified key family factors affecting child and family well-being.

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Married people have healthier hearts

A recent study from America has found that married people, regardless of age, sex, or even cardiovascular risk factors, had significantly less chances of having any kind of cardiovascular disease than those who were single, divorced or widowed.

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Calls for domestic violence training for medical professionals

Domestic violence charity Women’s Aid is urging local and national Governments across the country to ensure medical professionals supporting pregnant women receive specialist domestic violence training.

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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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Survey reveals attitudes to same sex marriage

With the UK’s first same sex marriages scheduled to take place this weekend in England and Wales, a recent survey has revealed that younger gay men are more interested in the idea of getting married than older gay men.

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