Tag: Department for Education


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

Child Support Agency live caseload decreasing gradually

According to the Agency’s latest quarterly summary, the live caseload decreased 1% in the quarter ending June 2014. There was a slightly larger reduction in those due to pay using the Collection Service than those to pay via the Maintenance Direct service. The rate of decrease for the live caseloadRead More

Ministry of Justice announce wider funding for free mediation sessions

Controversy over the new child maintenance enforcement fees, new statistics on same-sex marriages, and more. Here is the news in brief. Ministry of Justice announces more Government funding for free mediation Mediation sessions will be free to both parties if one party is already legally aided, according to a newRead More

Staying Put funds allocated to English local authorities

At age eighteen, foster children are generally left without living arrangements; however this is all set to change. The Department for Education funded a full year for the Stay Put provision, which provides local arrangements for individuals in foster care who are over eighteen. This Stay Put arrangement allows theRead More