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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

Parents refusing to pay child support risk damaging credit rating

The Government has announced a new measure that could affect the credit rating of non-maintenance paying parents from early next year. A new rule introduced by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), aimed at penalizing separated parents who build up arrears in child maintenance payments, is due to beRead 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