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.
In 2013, according to statistics, less than half of children adopted performed up to the standard levels in school. In contrast, seventy-five percent of children who were not adopted managed to meet the expected levels. This dramatic gap is indicative of the huge disadvantage that adopted children have at having a successful future.
The family court system is flooded with an unbelievable number of cases since public funding for lawyers was cut. As of now, the court system is reportedly at a breaking point because of the excessive number of cases.
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.
15th August 2013: Milner Elledge are delighted to have been awarded the first Mediation Quality Mark in Havering to provide Legal Aid for Mediating parties. We can help grandparents parents and even children for free where eligible. We also continue to provide very competitive fixed rates for those on higher income such as £80 plus VAT for MIAMS sessions. We can also provide forms FM1 at very short notice.