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.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Media interest continues on Baby P

The Guardian reports on the Government's refusal to publish the complete SCR into the Baby P case and also on Ofsted's first annual report on child protection and local authorities and on Government plans to make changes to the law .

The Telegraph reports that research shows that only 33 out of 189 children whose death has been the subject of an LA SCR were on the CPR . There is further coverage of the text message identifying the mother & her partner and includes something of the Commons debate on the topic. Another piece concerns the reaction of the sacked Paediatrician .

The text message disclosures have given rise to a police investigation according to the BBC.

Panorama's programme on Monday took a rather sympathetic line on social workers and said that a witch hunt was not was needed. You can watch the programme again on , BBC iplayer .


The Independent covers the fall in the number of care proceedings being issued & the fee hike .

The Standard also reports on the Government's refusal to publish the full SCR .

And the Times has Camilla Cavendish's take .

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