An interesting article on Community Care about the impact of technology on supervised contact .
This has been cropping up as an issue in my cases for some time now with printouts from facebook becoming a regular feature of evidence and teenagers in particular arguing that being deprived of a mobile phone is practically a breach of their human rights. Quite apart from the monitoring nightmare that it represents in general terms for whoever is caring for the children, it is made even more difficult by the development of a seemingly incomprehensible style of communicating (u don dat doncha etc). Facebook now has the facility for translating things into Latin which I might find easier to understand than yoofspeak!
Children giving evidence in family courts - While over 1000 children under the age of 10 give evidence to the courts in England and Wales each year, very few do so in the family courts. Ian Peddie QC...
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