Judgement calls

16 March 2017: News Round-up THE CHILD protection system, in particular the use and impact of non-consensual adoption, came under the spotlight in a wild-ranging speech from Appeal Court Judge Andrew McFarlane to the Family Justice Council last week. Focussing on the balance between child protection and the right to family life the Judge put his…

Tech, teens and missing education

6 December 2016 Sometimes real life gets in the way of our weekly round-up and last week we overlooked Louise Tickle’s article for the Guardian Are we taking too many children into care?. Among other issues the article features the local authorities of Leeds and Essex which have seen a drop in the number of children taken into…

Ofsted, the EU and internet safety

28 June 2016 It has been a week of facts and figures and we are looking at some in depth so hold on to your seats and keep going to the end where you will find a link to some useful E-safety resources. TWO LOCAL authorities – Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea have been judged as outstanding under an Ofsted inspection framework covering…