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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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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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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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Domestic violence victims need specialist help

A domestic violence charity has criticised Government Minister Michael Gove for referring to domestic violence as a ‘life choice’ during a speech he gave on reforms to social care.

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The changing shape of Australian families

A recently published report has explored the changing shape of Australian families.

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Domestic violence – a Presidential Proclamation

US President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation on 1st October, to mark the start of the US National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2012.

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Holmes/Cruise pre-nup?

The news that actress Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from superstar Tom Cruise has sparked a frenzy of press speculation about the likely divorce settlement.

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Single people are 'mating' with friends for life

A new report has revealed that almost three quarters of singles have friends who will be friends for life, and four in five say that friendships last longer than romantic relationships. Men in particular are saying no to marriage. Just three in ten single men think they will ever get married, and 48% think single people are more fun.

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Latest statistics on vital events

Recent provisional statistics from the Registrar General for Scotland have shown that:

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Young people living with their parents

The number of people aged 20 to 34 who still live with their parents increased by 20% between 1997 and 2011, according to analysis published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Calls for Government to scrap flawed child poverty targets

Crude and flawed yardsticks for measuring child poverty should be scrapped and replaced with a range of new indicators reflecting the true causes of deprivation, according to a think-tank.

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Urgent need for more foster carers

A child comes into care and needs a foster family every six hours across Scotland, the Fostering Network has revealed.

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Bringing child maintenance under direct Ministerial control

Following a public consultation last year, an order has been laid in Parliament to bring the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission back under direct Ministerial control as a business unit of the Department for Work and Pensions.

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Calls for kinship care awareness campaign

The Fostering Network is calling on the Government to launch a public awareness campaign in Northern Ireland to ensure kinship carers get the essential advice and support they need.

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