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Legal Update: Special guardianship orders

Serious case review highlights need for rigorous assessments when placing a child with a special guardian, writes Kamena Dorling, head of policy & programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Legal Update: Covert recordings as evidence

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  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Kelly Reeve, senior legal consultant and team leader for the Child Law Advice Service, considers the implications of cases concerning the use of covert recordings as evidence in family law proceedings.

Legal Update: Trafficking victims and families

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  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Frances Trevena, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the gaps in service provision for families and child victims of trafficking and how this group can be better supported.

Legal Update: Restricting parental responsibility

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  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Kelly Reeve, team leader and senior legal consultant for the Child Law Advice Service, examines the restrictions that can be placed on fathers' parental responsibility in order to protect a child's welfare.

Legal Update: Scrutiny of private fostering

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  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines changes to data collection on private fostering arrangements and what further work is needed to safeguard children and young people.

Legal Update: Age assessment guidance

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines how long-awaited guidance could help social workers assess the age of children seeking asylum.

Legal Update: Review of special guardianship

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  • Monday, September 14, 2015
Kirsten Anderson, research and policy manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines a government consultation that will review the use of special guardianship, first introduced in 2005.

Opinion: Who carries the can when things go wrong in childsafeguarding?

What did you think last month when you heard that the Prime Minister of South Korea had offered his resignation in the wake of the ferry disaster? I don't suppose anybody thought that the PM had been at the helm of the ship that sunk, or that he could personally be held to blame for any lapses in the training of supervision of the ferry. But the culture in South Korea expects that those in highest authority carry responsibility for anything that goes wrong.

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