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, 27 May 2008

News Roundup

Young foster children with emotional or psychological difficulties are to get extra support to stop them getting into trouble at school and help them settle in care placements, thanks to a £3.8 million pilot project announced today by Children’s Minister Kevin Brennan in this press release .

Almost a million parents, children and practitioners nationwide have reaped the benefits from round one of the Parenting Fund run by the Family and Parenting Institute on behalf of the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF). The Parenting Fund gave £16 million to charities and voluntary organisations to boost parenting services across the country. It was spent on a wide variety of activities from employing extra outreach staff to help families in rural areas to creating family groups for teenage mums and parents of disabled children. See the Family & Parenting Institute press release .

The DCSF has published plans for the new social work practices for looked-after children. The prospectus includes details about how to get involved in the pilots.

An Ofsted report (pdf file) into the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service Cafcass) in the South-East has found the quality of practitioners' work with children and families in private law proceedings is inadequate, primarily due to the delay in providing services.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) have jointly published a document that sets out important guidance on radiological investigations into suspected non-accidental injury (NAI) in children.

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