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Jan 11

EU – MEPs call for equal property rights for registered partners and married couples

Rules will not apply to United Kingdom     International couples in registered partnerships should have the same right as married ones to choose which member state’s national law will govern their property rights if the relationship ends, the European Parliament has resolved. The Parliament has recommended that draft legislation be amended to this end. …

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Dec 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Families struggling as child costs rise, says CPAG

Mother Kim Levine: “Everything seems more expensive than it was a few years ago”   Families are struggling as the cost of bringing up a child has risen to £148,000, according to research for the Child Poverty Action Group charity (CPAG). The report, co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation charity, says costs have risen by …

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Dec 10

EU/USA – International workshop calls on governments to promote shared parenting

New organisation seeks to bring together the best evidence-based research on share parenting   The First Workshop of the International Platform on Shared Parenting (twohomes.org) held in Bonn, Germany, has brought together parents organisations, family professionals and scientists from 14 countries in Europe and North America. Calling upon governments, judges, lawyers, mediators and social workers …

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Nov 30

ENGLAND – Serious case review to examine failures in Daniel Pelka case

Four-year-old was starved and beaten by his mother and step-father who were found guilty of his murder at Birmingham Crown Court   A serious case review into the death of Daniel Pelka is investigating whether authorities missed opportunities to protect the child, who died after a campaign of abuse by his mother and her partner. Magdelena Luczak, …

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Jul 29

ENGLAND – Half a million more children forced into poverty by 2015, warns Children’s Commissioner

  Government is breaching its ‘obligations on children’s rights’, concludes report   Over half a million more children will be forced into poverty by 2015 because of Government fiscal policies and tax and benefit changes, according to a report published by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England. The report,  Child Rights Impact Assessment …

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Jun 23

UK – Immigration control takes priority over children’s best interests, concludes Joint Committee on Human Rights

Lack of specialist legal advice likely to be exacerbated by legal aid cuts   The Joint Committee on Human Rights has called for extensive reforms in the way that unaccompanied migrant children are treated on their arrival in the United Kingdom. In 2012 around 1,200 such children sought asylum in the UK, and around 2,150 …

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