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Children and Families Act 2014

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  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Children and Families Act 2014 has wide-ranging implications for children's services, from the creation of childminder agencies to better support for young people in care.

Legal Update: Call for action plan on FGM

The home affairs committee has published a report calling for a national action plan on female genital mutilation. Catrin Gosby, researcher at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the report's proposals.

Striking the balance on abuse

Jo-Anne Prud'homme, legal researcher at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines what lessons can be learned from the case of parents charged with abuse after doctors failed to diagnose congenital rickets

Legal Update: The Children and Families Bill

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  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Children and Families Bill includes a number of proposed reforms to existing legislation. Christopher Sykes, legal officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the principal changes

Challenge to SEN legal barriers

Children with special educational needs face limitations in accessing justice, but this could soon be addressed by proposed changes to education law, says Tom Farrell, education law adviser at Coram Children's Legal Centre