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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.

Be thankful for an unradical, quite sensible social work bill

During my professional career, I have from time to time found myself newly responsible for an unfamiliar area of work. It's always seemed sensible to me to start by talking to expert colleagues, and to read around the subject to gain a general understanding. That process has always included going back to the original source material and reading the underlying legislation. I have on my bookshelf a variety of Acts of Parliament with post-it notes showing the evolution of my ignorance into some degree of knowledge on topics as varied as school admissions and inspections.

Special Report: Residential Care

Children's homes look after some of the most vulnerable young people in the care system, but providers and practitioners are working hard to create nurturing and therapeutic environments.

Legal Update: Migrant children's citizenship

Social services need to consider the immigration status of migrant children taken into care. Stewart MacLachlan, legal and policy officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, explores the option of applying for British citizenship.

Adult problems made in childhood

A growing body of research on the impact of adverse childhood experiences is starting to shape the planning and delivery of services for vulnerable families in the UK. Charlotte Goddard investigates.

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