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Kim Elledge becomes Consultant

Milner Elledge are pleased to announce that from 1st July 2016 former Partner Kim Elledge will join the firm as Consultant. Kim had been with the firm since 1995 and her wealth of experience has added to the a growing team that has already seen 2 new members join thisRead More

Legal Aid changes targeting children

Children’s rights continue to be given more priority especially by the UNCRC. Various policies that are supposed to work in the best interest of children have been developed. However, according to a report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights, some of these policies are working against the best interestRead More

Referrals To Children’s Services Increase By Over 10%

Statistics issued by the Department of Education show that during the year 2013 – 2014 referrals to children’s social care in England totaled 657,800 – an increase of 10.8% over the previous year. Data on the source of referrals – collected for the first time – shows that almost 25%Read More

Children’s social care referrals have risen by 10%

Information on children referred to and assessed by children’s social services as children in need between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014, has been published by the Department for Education. According to the information released, there was a 10.8% increase in the number of referrals to children’s social careRead More

Children’s and adolescents’ mental health service facing serious problems

A report by the Health Select Committee published on 5th November 2014, has warned there are ‘serious and deeply ingrained problems’ running throughout the entire system. According to the report, the safety of young people is at risk with access to inpatient mental health services severely inadequate. This means the safetyRead More

Average duration of care proceedings in Jan-March 2014 was 33 weeks

 The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has been making great strides in reducing the duration of its legal proceedings revolving around child care since it implemented the Children and Families Act 2014 back in late April of this year. Currently, its 2013 and 2014 accounts demonstrate thatRead More