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Cuts to Legal Aid Costing the Taxpayer over £3 Million

The number of cases in family court which has seen both parties have no legal representation has almost doubled in the last year alone according to a report from the National Audit Office. (NAO)

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Review of Hague Child Protection Conventions comes to an end

The second and final part of the Sixth Special Commission to review the practical operation of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction and 1996 Hague Child Protection Conventions has come to a close, where hundreds of experts from around the world gathered in the Academy Building of the Peace Palace to examine and discuss policy matters pertaining to both Conventions.

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Social workers feel 'powerless' in child neglect cases

Over half (51%) of social workers, and a third of police officers (36%) report feeling 'powerless' to intervene in suspected cases of child neglect, according to a landmark report by children's charity, Action for Children.

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An opportunity lost, a generation betrayed

The charity, Families Need Fathers (FNF), has claimed that the recommendations made in the final report of the Family Justice Review are inadequate to address the deep-seated problems at the heart of the family justice system, and are unlikely to improve outcomes for children or their families.

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Record calls to fathers' helpline

A national parenting charity has reported a high number of calls to its evening telephone helpline. Families Need Fathers is a shared parenting charity, which helps parents whose relationship with their children is at risk following divorce or separation.

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