Alison J Stevens's Blog – September 2010 Archive (73)

MEDIA REQUEST-PRIVATE LAW

Do you have examples of cases where court-ordered

contact between parents and children does not take place e.g. as

"punishment" or "control" of parents for misdemeanours, or where there has been

communication about things social services don't want discussed (eg siblings say

things that aren't supposed to be said, etc? We are trying to make a push

on this at the moment. If parents don't comply with court orders, a ton of

bricks descend on them, but social…
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Added by Alison J Stevens on September 16, 2010 at 15:54 — No Comments

SHOESMITH HITS OUT OVER SACKING

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11311290.
Value-Social Services System Failures.

Added by Alison J Stevens on September 15, 2010 at 18:04 — No Comments

SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME CONFERENCE







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Added by Alison J Stevens on September 15, 2010 at 14:44 — No Comments

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM RESEARCH PDF

http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/49/1/Mwita03PhD.pdf.
Value-research pdf.

Added by Alison J Stevens on September 15, 2010 at 13:59 — No Comments

IMPORTANT LINKS FROM LYNNE WRENNALL

A new open access publishing outlet is now available. It presents quite

an interesting model. It says that it will publish any serious academic

paper and THEN peer review the paper! [It is free to readers and

authors].

http://www.webmedcentral.com/home



Academics who are unsure about the credibility of open access publishing may like to peruse the following references:



Former editor of the… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on September 14, 2010 at 19:59 — No Comments

FROM CANADA

Dear Trevor and Alison,

I am an advocate for a young Canadian couple from whom their three children were removed in October 2007 and i have

written a daily blog post for the past year. It is the GPS link below.

They were falsely accused of abuse by shaking the baby, the youngest of

their three. The court case has a final day on the 21st of September

when the counsel for the Ministry gives a summation, then the defence

provides a letter of rebuttal and the judge will… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on September 13, 2010 at 20:27 — No Comments

GRANDPARENTS APART UK

UK Grandparents Day

1ST October 2010…

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Added by Alison J Stevens on September 13, 2010 at 19:05 — No Comments

Care applications remain at highest ever level

Care applications remain at highest ever level

Cafcass report care application figures for April to August 2010

Care application demand in the period between April and August 2010 has remained at a very high level. Cafcass received 3,744 new applications.

This figure is 3.7 % higher when compared to the same period last year.

The April, May, July and August application numbers were the highest

ever recorded by Cafcass for these individual months.…

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Added by Alison J Stevens on September 13, 2010 at 18:24 — No Comments

GRANDPARENTS APART-JIMMY DEACHERS

GRANDPARENTS APART-JIMMY DEACHERS

Governments we are told recognise the importance of grandparents and extended family in a child’s life. We say that is a joke. They are wasting your money and the time of the courts that grant…

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Added by Alison J Stevens on September 12, 2010 at 16:59 — No Comments

DAILY TELEGRAPH BLOG

Only one care order in 400 is being refused, the cost of such proceedings have increased tenfold



Prior too April 1st 2008, it cost Local Authority's £150 too instigate care proceedings,and now can cost as much as £4000.

With the current financial restraints, it will be interesting too see if the

current trend, of child stealing,and increase in care proceedings

continues?

Note Cafcass have extended their present guidance for another year, to cope with the backlog of… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on September 12, 2010 at 16:41 — No Comments

LONDON DEMO GRANDPARENTS APART

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Added by Alison J Stevens on September 12, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

DAILY TELEGRAPH BLOG

PAIN are dealing with a case where a Social Worker, has made a diagnosis of personality disorder,and has suggested MSBP.

Social Services became involved,after staff from the child's school, made a

note that the mother was taking her daughter too see her GP, on a

regular basis.

The child's name was placed on the child protection register,and is monitored at least once a fortnight.

The most horrendous injustice about this case is that the Mother is a

Psychiatric Nurse,… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on September 12, 2010 at 15:49 — No Comments

MANY SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS ARE FACING LARGE FINANCIAL CUTS

Robert Mucullock-Graham, Head of Barnet childrens services says that

Barnet Social Services are at the end of their tether, due to the

reduce in finance and the demand in their Services, obviously put down

to the scaring tactics, after the increase in care proceedings,after

the Baby Peter tragedy.

Nottingham Social Services are facing the same dilemma,.the head of

childrens said that they had received a 56% increase in referrals

during the last twelve… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on September 9, 2010 at 19:51 — 1 Comment

GRANDPARENTS APART-JIMMY DEACHERS

Governments we are told recognise the importance of grandparents and extended family in a child’s life. We say that is a joke. They are wasting your money and the time of the courts that

grant contact orders for children with their family.…

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Added by Alison J Stevens on September 9, 2010 at 17:53 — No Comments

PRESENT CAFCASS GUIDELINES TO BE EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER YEAR

The Cafcass guidelines that came out recently, too compensate for the

higher than normal rise in care proceedings, will continue for another

year.

Anthony Douglas, chief executive of Cafcass, speaking at the House of

Commons on Tuesday 6th September, stated to MPS, that Sir Nicholas

Wall, President of the family Division of the High Court,and himself

will be making a statement, extending the present guidelines,this will

take place before the end of the… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on September 9, 2010 at 17:06 — No Comments

FAMILY RIGHTS USA

AFRA EDITORIALS

By Leonard Henderson






September 6, 2010…

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Added by Alison J Stevens on September 7, 2010 at 22:42 — No Comments

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