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Family court improvement forum

Louise Sims, kinship care and fostering consultant at CoramBAAF, discusses the benefits of Quality Circle, an innovative forum to identify good practice developed by the Sussex Family Justice Board.

Support for special guardians

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, looks at calls for changes to special guardianship orders to ensure that carers are adequately prepared and supported.

Legal Update: How to tackle repeat removals

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, explores the need to address the problems of parents who lose successive children in repeat care proceedings.

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: Court Report - Care order or supervision order?

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  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017
This case sets out the crucial differences between a care order and a supervision order which should be borne in mind when deciding whether a care order is necessary and proportionate to safeguard the welfare of a child remaining at home with their parents.

Legal Update: IVF and legal parenthood

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  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Kelly Reeve, senior legal consultant for the Child Law Advice Service, considers recent cases in the High Court Family Division seeking to resolve parentage issues for children born through IVF using a sperm donor.

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.