Family justice

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Children

Simpler guidance to help social workers evidence decisions in court launched

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Children

Special guardianship regulations updated to strengthen assessments

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Children, Adults

Stress on social work recognised in ruling on section 20 failings

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Children, Adults

Social workers praised and criticised by judge in ‘wrenchingly’ sad adoption case

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Children

Law on special guardianship assessments to be reformed immediately

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Children, Workforce

Concern for a child’s welfare can never justify illegal practice

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Children, Workforce, Stand Up For Social Work

Preparing for court? Check your balance sheet approach is robust with our free downloadable guide

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Children

Social worker criticised for flawed Re B-S assessment in care proceedings

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Children

Social workers given new guidance for section 20 arrangements amid ‘misuse and abuse’

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Children, Workforce

Improving the quality of parenting assessments for the family courts

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Children

Family court criticises council for failing to fully consider alternatives to adoption

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Free ‘mock court’ training aims to demystify the legal aspects of social work

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Children

Care applications reach all-time high for second month in a row

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Children, Workforce

Social worker criticised by judge for using jargon in court report

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Adults, Children, Mental Health, Workforce

Find your inner legal eagle at Community Care Live 2015

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Children

Social workers ‘not in contempt of court’ for halting contact between mother and sons

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