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Too many people embroiled in family court fights over children are having difficulties because they cannot get hold of copies of judges' rulings, an MP said. John Hemming, who campaigns for improvements in the administration of family justice, said parents struggle to mount appeals because copies of decisions made by…
The revised National Occupational Standards (NOS) for those working in Children & Young People’s Health Services in Northern Ireland are now available. The review of the Standards was led by Skills for Health as part of a UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) funded project. Northern Ireland provided representatives…
The UK has become the first country in the world to legalise the creation of IVF babies using DNA from three people. The first baby conceived after mitochondrial donation techniques may be born as early as next year after peers in the House of Lords voted against a move to…
All family court judges in England will be able to order DNA tests to determine a child's parentage from September, Justice Minister Simon Hughes has announced. The move follows two pilot schemes in Taunton and Bristol which were set up following anecdotal evidence that courtroom arguments led to delays in…
The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken of the importance of preventing children's problems becoming worse as they get older in a video message she has recorded to support the UK's first Children's Mental Health Week. In the message, Kate says that both she and her husband, the Duke of Cambridge,…
Children who are sent to jail could be more likely to commit sex offences later in life, prison reform campaigners have warned. A report by the Commission on Sex in Prison released today suggested high levels of violence and coercion in prisons could lead to increased sexual aggression. The 15-strong…
Suggestions that Britain will allow "genetic modification" by permitting the creation of IVF babies with DNA from three different people, have been dismissed by the Public Health Minister. Mitochondrial donation techniques aimed at preventing serious inherited diseases will be legalised should MPs back a controversial amendment to the 2008 Human…
Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, has today announced the appointment of Professor Sally Holland as the new Children’s Commissioner for Wales. Ms Holland (pictured) is currently a Professor at the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, and is the Director and founder of CASCADE Children’s Social…
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