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Two men who were fostered by the same British couple are being questioned by police investigating the Parsons Green bombing, it has been claimed. An 18-year-old, understood to be suspected of planting the device on a tube train, and a 21-year-old were both arrested under the Terrorism Act following Friday's…
More than eight in 10 adults are unlikely to become foster carers, a charity said, warning of a fostering crisis. Over 85% of UK adults surveyed on behalf of Action for Children showed little or no interest in fostering, the charity found. Some 4,262 adults in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland…
Family court judges have a crisis on their hands because council social services bosses are making more applications for children to be taken from the care of parents, the most senior judge in England and Wales has suggested. Lord Thomas, the Lord Chief Justice (pictured), said last year saw a…
Council social workers may not be able to find carers who are an "ethnic match" for five children taken from home in the wake of concern about their parents' drug abuse, a family court judge has said. But social services bosses at Derbyshire County Council have told Judge Clifford Bellamy…
Six children have been taken from the care of a couple whose "fundamental" disagreements over parenting led to "turbulence and worse" in their home. A family court judge said the woman had a "more relaxed" parenting style but the man was "firmer". Judge Ross Duggan said the woman talked about…
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has issued an official complaint with the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) over what it calls 'inaccurate, biased and inflammatory articles' about a Christian child being fostered by a Muslim family, printed by The Times, The Sun and The Daily Mail this week.…
The mayor of Tower Hamlets Council has insisted the authority looked "very carefully at the appropriate matching" following a case where a five-year-old girl from an English-speaking Christian family was placed with mixed-race Muslim foster parents. John Biggs said the authority had found a family who could look after the…
A campaigner said judicial heads should examine a family court case in which a five-year-old girl from an English-speaking Christian family was placed with mixed-race foster parents and learn lessons. Former Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming said the case showed that a drive for family court transparency was not working.…
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