Crown Prosecution Service and VAWG Training

The Crown Prosecution Service has previously been quite rightly criticised for including male victims as victims of violence against women and girls, a completely indefensible position. The rates of prosecution for female perpetrators and protection of male victims is completely out of step with the numbers of victims consistently reported by the ONS crime survey…

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FIU in house training, policies and procedures

Financial Investigation Unit Policies and Procedures we are unable to answer your request as the Child Maintenance Service Financial Investigations Unit (FIU) does not operate under any internal policy or guidance FIU Training Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist training was developed and overseen by Portsmouth University via the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board. Further information on…

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It’s time for the Judiciary to wake up

This week saw the publication of Re J (A Child – Intractable Contact) [2017] EWFC B103 (19 December 2017)  by His Honour Judge Bellamy sitting in Derby. You can read the full details here: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/OJ/2017/B103.html The case deals with a father who has requested permission from the court to withdraw in the face of flouted…

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Recognition of Significant Harm

The Children Act 1989 introduced Significant Harm as the threshold that justifies compulsory intervention in family life in the best interests of children. Harm is defined as the ill treatment or impairment of health and development.

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