Category Archive: Care Proceedings

Jun 23

ENGLAND – Thousands of mothers have multiple babies removed

Thousands of mothers over the past seven years have had successive children removed by family courts in England, the BBC has learned.   One case saw two judges remove 15 successive babies from the same mother   Court records for that period show 7,143 mothers were involved in repeat care cases – affecting 22,790 children. …

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Jan 14

ENGLAND – Cafcass FCA pilot improves care case outcomes

A Cafcass pilot in Warwickshire and Coventry that introduced Family Court Advisors (FCA) at pre-proceedings stage has made significant reductions in the number of cases reaching court and reduced the length of care proceedings.     The pilot ran for 2 years with the objective of discovering whether the introduction of FCAs into pre-proceedings practice could …

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Dec 14

ENGLAND – Pilot project reduces duration of care proceedings to 27 weeks

A pilot project to reduce unnecessary delay for children undergoing care proceedings has been largely successful. The Care Proceedings Pilot project was carried out jointly between three London boroughs: Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013 and covered 90 cases. It aimed to reduce delay in …

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Dec 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Court orders return of ‘shaken’ baby to parents

Judge rules local authority has not proved case for care order on nine-month-old girl over bleeding on her brain   The Royal Courts of Justice. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian   A couple have won a high court fight to regain care of their nine-month-old daughter despite doctors concluding that the baby had probably …

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Sep 16

ENGLAND – Pre-proceedings involvement of family court advisers helps the avoidance of care proceedings, finds pilot study

Family court adviser involvement may also shorten proceedings   The Cafcass Pre-Proceedings Pilot which sought to test the added value of the family court adviser in pre-proceedings practice in public law cases is now complete in Coventry and Warwickshire and sufficiently progressed in Liverpool that the researchers are able to report on the initiative. For …

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Sep 14

WALES/ENGLAND – Key features of the single family court explained in Joint Statement

Possible models of allocation of London care cases set out The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, and the HMCTS London region have released a joint statement in respect of the single Family Court. England and Wales will continue to be divided into geographical areas judicially led and managed by the Designated Family …

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