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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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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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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We have obtained a full set of the Child Maintenance Service Policies and Procedures taken from their internal systems. NOTE: We are in the process of indexing these documents and this page will be updated with a better format and more appropriate links and structure over the coming days. Thanks for bearing with us. Each…

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We know that many of our enquiries relate to service users who have complained to Cafcass and got nowhere and have even got their MP to complain to Cafcass on their behalf, so we were interested to see the following recent request to Cafcass under a FOI: Would you please inform me of the number…

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