Very encouraging: Legal Challenge Over Rules That ‘Discriminate’ Against Autistic Pupils (and I read on Twitter the pro-change lawyer is excellent)

Legal Challenge Over Rules That ‘Discriminate’ Against Autistic Pupils — Read on http://www.irwinmitchell.com/newsandmedia/2018/july/disabled-children-excluded-from-protection-under-equality-laws-jq-708321

Government announces scrapping of ‘disqualification by association’ in schools – Unlock – for people with convictions

“Today’s announcement to scrap the ‘disqualification by association’ rule from schools is long overdue but very welcomed. We’ve been calling for it to be scrapped for nearly 4 years because it did nothing to contribute towards safeguarding in schools. The arrangements were disproportionate, unfair and ineffective.” — Read on http://www.unlock.org.uk/unlock-comment-dba-2018/

Some courts are trialling a new online service to apply about child arrangements. The court areas currently taking part are: Bristol, Grimsby, Guildford, Hull, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Reading, Slough and Watford.

To be able to try this service, the child or children must live within one of these court areas (you’ll be able to check this on the next page). You’ll also need to meet the following criteria: • you are a parent of the child or children • you and the other person (the respondent)Continue reading “Some courts are trialling a new online service to apply about child arrangements. The court areas currently taking part are: Bristol, Grimsby, Guildford, Hull, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Reading, Slough and Watford.”

Growing number of children at risk of multiple dangers, major UK charity warns | Children & Young People Now

Read Growing number of children at risk of multiple dangers, charity warns and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now — Read on http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/2005482/growing-number-of-children-at-risk-of-multiple-dangers-charity-warns

Popular early years interventions lack evidence, study finds | Children & Young People Now

Read Popular early years interventions lack evidence, study finds and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now — Read on http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/2005495/popular-early-years-interventions-lack-evidence-study-finds

Commentary: A neuroscientist, once a child migrant, on how family separation affects the brain | Article [AMP] | Reuters

By Carlos Ponce While preparing for a recent move to St. Louis, Missouri, the first item I packed was my dearest possession, an old faded picture of — Read on mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1JL1QX

Assisted suicide – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary | R (on the application of Conway) -v- The Secretary of State for Justice and Ors

Mr Conway is a 68-year-old man who was diagnosed with a form of motor neurone disease (“MND”) in November 2014. By the time of the hearing before the Court of Appeal his condition had deteriorated to the extent that he required non-invasive ventilation (“NIV”) for approximately 23 hours each day. Mr Conway has to useContinue reading “Assisted suicide – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary | R (on the application of Conway) -v- The Secretary of State for Justice and Ors”

Coram’s ground-breaking art and music therapy help children and young people overcome complex and traumatic backgrounds every day.

Discover how Coram offers children and young people ground-breaking art and music Creative Therapies at the Coram Campus in London, in schools and in the community. — Read on http://www.coram.org.uk/how-we-do-it/our-creative-therapies

Who’s treated better – puppies or looked-after children? Howard League

The second blogpost by Ella Dhillon considers how our treatment of puppies compares to our treatment of looked-after children. — Read on howardleague.org/blog/whos-treated-better-puppies-or-looked-after-children/

Financial abuse: Issues for Court of Protection and Probate Practitioners – Equity’s Darling

Financial abuse: Issues for Court of Protection and Probate Practitioners – Equity’s Darling — Read on equitysdarling.co.uk/2017/06/16/financial-abuse-issues-for-court-of-protection-and-probate-practitioners/

The ongoing programme of reform to the justice system in England and Wales poses potentially serious problems for “digitally excluded” users.

Thunderclap — Read on http://www.thunderclap.it/projects/70376-preventing-digital-exclusion

Court users “must buy in to reforms”, says MoJ as it pledges vulnerable will not be left behind – Legal Futures

Court users “must buy in to reforms”, says MoJ as it pledges vulnerable will not be left behind – Legal Futures — Read on http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/court-users-must-buy-in-to-reforms-says-moj-pledges-vulnerable-will-not-be-left-behind

“An organization that tolerates abuse until it crosses a threshold into the realm of sexual harassment is not one that is going to engender trust among your workforce.”

Crisis of confidence – hrmannz.com — Read on hrmannz.com/2018/06/04/crisis-of-confidence/amp/

Non-Judicial Member for the Sentencing Council for England and Wales (Senior Serving Police Officer) – Centre for Public Appointments

Non-Judicial Member for the Sentencing Council for England and Wales (Senior Serving Police Officer) – Centre for Public Appointments — Read on publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/non-judicial-member-for-the-sentencing-council-for-england-and-wales-senior-serving-police-officer/

The poor rate of employment and retention in employment for people with disabilities – remains stubbornly high.

Diversity and disability: the equality challenge – Personnel Today — Read on http://www.personneltoday.com/hr/diversity-and-disability-the-equality-challenge/

“Despite having enough evidence to prove her own innocence at trial, she accepted her guilt to protect her fellow demonstrators” – disturbing

The Disappearing Trial Report | Fair Trials — Read on http://www.fairtrials.org/the-disappearing-trial-report/

Special Educational Needs. What is a local offer?

What is a Local Offer? In response to concerns from parents and others that they find it hard to access information about what support is available, the Children and Families Act 2014 requires every local authority in England to publish a ‘Local Offer’. The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice 2014 (“the CodeContinue reading “Special Educational Needs. What is a local offer?”

In just these few words the UN Secretary-General inspires millions of children and young persons around the globe

“One day I want to be the UN Secretary-General” – Humanitarian Fund restores hope in Somali children | OCHA — Read on http://www.unocha.org/story/“one-day-i-want-be-un-secretary-general”-humanitarian-fund-restores-hope-somali-children

Anyone can fall prey to cyber criminals if they do not take basic security precautions when online. Here are the basics

The NCA’s mission is to lead the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime. — Read on http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/crime-threats/cyber-crime/online-threats-to-consumers

Are people on low incomes are effectively being denied access to justice? Amnesty International have pointed out, the cuts have created a “two-tier justice system”, leaving the most vulnerable in society without legal support – RightsInfo

Would You Cope in Court Without a Lawyer? – RightsInfo — Read on rightsinfo.org/cope-court-without-lawyer/

Disclosing criminal convictions at work.

Many convictions are irrelevant or so past there rehabilitation period to be of no practical use. For this reason the CIPD have issued guidelines for employers. https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/fundamentals/emp-law/recruitment/pre-employment-checks-factsheet http://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/may/09/childhood-crimes-over-30-years-ago-show-dbs-checks-study

Have your say. Dangerous Dogs: Breed Specific Legislation inquiry – UK Parliament

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into Dangerous Dogs: Breed Specific Legislation — Read on http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/dangerous-dogs-breed-specific-legislation–17-19/

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation on the way it plans to regulate new data protection laws.’

Draft Regulatory Action Policy | ICO — Read on ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/ico-and-stakeholder-consultations/draft-regulatory-action-policy/

Is it time to extend FoI requests to suppliers of services to Local Authorities?

In its latest report, The Continuing Importance of Ethical Standards for Public Service Providers, the CSPL said there had been little real progress on measures to enforce ethical standards in outsourced public services.

Interesting case that has potential ramifications beyond the court. Security guard did not have authority to accept [court] informations ruled Admin Court

Local Government Lawyer – Security guard did not have authority to accept informations: Admin Court — Read on http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php

Pair were shadow directors but didn’t breach duties, says court

LEGAL UPDATE: Two men were shadow directors of an insolvent property development company and so did owe the company fiduciary duties but their behaviour did not breach those duties, the High Court in England has ruled. “The judge said that it was clear that de facto directors had the same duties as regular directors andContinue reading “Pair were shadow directors but didn’t breach duties, says court”

Man “forced” to leave council house in Laindon hours after his partner of 10 years, lost her battle with cancer. Unfair, definitely.

A DAD whose fiancée died the day before they were due to get married claims he was “forced” to leave his council home hours after her death. — Read on http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/16197554.Man__forced__to_leave_council_house_hours_after_fiance_s_death/

Tough reading, a persoective: “Britain: The Empire that Never Was”

“Why Brexit is the culmination of a British national project which weaponises imperial amnesia and nostalgia. Brexit sold the country a dream; ostensibly a project built on anti-migrant sentiment, it also invoked delusions of grandeur, rooted in reanimating the glorious days of imperial rule and global British” You can see where this is coming from,Continue reading “Tough reading, a persoective: “Britain: The Empire that Never Was””

Employment tribunals face ‘months’ of delay, lawyers claim – good time to mediate

Employment Lawyers Associaiton writes to president of the employment tribunals over ‘intense strain’. — Read on http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/employment-tribunals-face-months-of-delay-lawyers-claim-/5065834.article

The happy ending for this family does not help the thousands of other UK-born children whose pardon might not have British citizenship

Had the appeal been entertained, it would have determined whether children born in the UK but without British citizenship count as “persons from abroad” for the purposes of section 185 of the Housing Act 1996. — Read on http://www.freemovement.org.uk/case-on-housing-rights-of-uk-born-children-dismissed-as-academic/