Family Law (30 August – 13 September)

Family News

DfE announces major review of SEND system

Cypnow – 6 September

The government has announced a review of current services available for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). There will also be a £700 million funding boost in 2020/21 to help those with the most complex needs. The review will look at how the system has evolved over the last five years, and what can be improved.

Domestic abuse proposals expected to be revived in Queen’s Speech, MPs hear

Care Appointments – 5 September

According to commons Leader, Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Domestic Abuse Bill will be one of the measures included in the Queen’s speech. The Bill was introduced into Parliament earlier in the year but was due to fall when Parliament prorogued.

Mother’s asylum file cannot be disclosed in child abduction case

Stowe Family Law Blog – 4 September

John Bolch discusses the recent Hague Convention on Child Abduction case H (A Child). The case involved an asylum application by an abducting parent who feared persecution in her country of origin. The father made an application for the summary return of the child to their ‘home’ country.

Doctors can perform C-section if woman loses mental capacity, judge rules

The Guardian – 2 September

The Court of Protection has ruled that doctors can perform a caesarean section on a woman with mental health problems if she becomes agitated during labour, without her permission. The woman in question had depression and a history of experiencing psychotic episodes.

Written by Ellie MacKenzie

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