About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Community Care


Community Care is a website well worth checking out by public law specialists. Although aimed at social work professionals it has good coverage of legal topics. In Today's Papers has a round up of all news stories related to social care issues. There are a number of different newsfeeds grouped under headings like child abuse, children's services, fostering & adoption as well as topics of more general community care interest such as housing, with a good explanation of how to subscribe to them (simple if you have Internet Explorer 7 - just click on the orange button at the top right hand of the page and subscribe - the feed is then kept in a directory next to your favourites and the feeds are updated whenever you are online - this means you don't have to go the website every time you want to know what is new and you can glance over the headlines & short summaries and read the full content of anything that interests you - if you don't have IE 7 you need a newsreader such as Google Reader ). There are a number of round up articles on the main website such as this Special Report on the Children Act 2004 & this one on Essential Information on Child Protection one of a series of resource summaries. There is a regular legal update provided by Doughty Street, Hempsons & White & Sherwin, though those published on the website lag slightly behind real time. These are just some of the tip of the iceberg of this website - other features include a series of blogs, an A-Z of benefits and you can sign up for email newsletters. All round a top site!

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