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27 February 2019

Placement Order Applications - Recent Judgement

Placement Order Applications - Judge rules on obligations to contact and assess wider family

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John Wood

11 August 2016

Here at JWP we are serious about Mental Health

Mental health is not a new thing, but it is still seen as a taboo thing - Why? Perhaps because not enough is known about such issues so it is simply brushed under the carpet for someone else to deal with when the times comes. However by then it is often too late.

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21 June 2016

JWP welcome Michael George and add more experience to their Care Department

JWP Solicitors would like to offer a huge welcome to Michael George who brings a wealth of experience to our Care department team based at our Leeds Office.

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Amanda Steele

27 August 2014

Kinship Carers Conundrum

Question:- Are you a grandparent/aunt/uncle/family friend who wants to be considered as a carer for a child/children subject to Care Proceedings? If the answer is yes, you need to contact the Social Worker and ask for an Assessment without delay. That will consist of an initial Viability Assessment to assess your suitability and if positive, will lead on to a more thorough, comprehensive assessment. But what if you are told that it is negative and you will not be considered further, what can you do?

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10 December 2013

Do new Public Law changes prejudice parents in care proceedings?

Having recently attended a Roadshow on the modernisation of the family court it got me thinking about the new changes that have been introduced in care proceedings and how this will affect parents and the child/children involved.

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25 October 2013

Child Protection - Don't believe the hype

We now live in a society where access to information is instant, 24 hour TV, online newspapers and Google. Although we can often filter the information that we want to see, there are some items of news that receive so much exposure we can't fail to notice. Once we have noticed the news we can then make our feelings heard via social media; our opinion becomes validated. Now don't get me wrong, I am all for these new exciting times, but we have to be very careful how it affects change, particularly in relation to the law.

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Lois Monks