Dozens Of CPS Caseworkers Caught Lying, Falsifying Documents


Dozens Of CPS Caseworkers Caught Lying, Falsifying Documents When Child Protective Services received a complaint that a Harris County father had choked his teenage daughter, caseworker Michelle Robinson said she hurried to the house, conducted a thorough investigation, determined there … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean When You Have A Mistrial?


 

What Does It Mean When You Have A Mistrial?

There are several reasons that a judge might declare a mistrial, including a hung jury, which is when the jury can’t come to a unanimous decision. There might also be misconduct by an attorney, or improperly introduced evidence. A mistrial usually means having to start all over again.

Source: Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Ends in Mistrial.

trial that cannot be completed or whose result has no legal value, usually because a legal mistake has been made:

  1. The judge declared a mistrial after newspapersprinted a juror’s name.
  2. He went on trial for the second time after the firstcase ended in a mistrial.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Comedian Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges will begin on April 2 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a judge ruled on Friday.  Read More →

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A Lost Nation: Transparency in the Family Courts


A Lost Nation: Transparency in the Family Courts

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Source: Increase Transparency in the Family Courts.

 

Once a child is proven to be ‘Gillick’ competent the child must be allowed to attend Court to give their views to a Judge. Guardians ad litem should not in any circumstance give evidence on behalf of a child that will decide the fate of the child.

The Government opened family courts up to greater media scrutiny, in response to criticism that the current set up is overly secretive in April 2009. This was approved by Parliament. Journalists are able to attend family court hearings in county courts and the High Court from 27 April 2009.

Court statistics (quarterly)

This bulletin presents National Statistics on activity in the county, family, magistrates’ and Crown courts of England and Wales. View all posts on the subject →

 

 

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What Next for the Family Courts? With The Late Sir Nicholas Wall


 

What Next for the Family Courts?

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Can I Access My Personal Information?| ICO


Can I Access My Personal Information?| ICO

You have the right to get a copy of the information that is held about you. This is known as a subject access request

Source: Access To Information Held By Children’s Services | ICO

This right of subject access means that you can make a request under the Data Protection Act to any organisation processing your personal data. The Act calls these organisations ‘data controllers’.

You can ask the organisation you think is holding, using or sharing the personal information you want, to supply you with copies of both paper and computer records and related information.

The Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999

The Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999 Citation and commencement. 1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999. (2)  These Regulations shall come into force– (a) for the purposes of regulation 3(2), on … Continue reading → 

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations–

“the Act of 1984” means the Telecommunications Act 1984(1);

“bill” includes an invoice, account, statement or other instrument of the like character and “billing” shall be construed accordingly;

“corporate subscriber” means a subscriber who is not an individual, that is to say a subscriber who is–

(a)

a company within the meaning of section 735(1) of the Companies Act 1985(2);

(b)

a company incorporated in pursuance of a royal charter or letters patent;

(c)

a partnership in Scotland;

(d)

a corporation sole; or

(e)

any other body corporate or other entity which is a legal person distinct from the persons (if any) of which it is composed;

“the Data Protection Commissioner” and “the Commissioner” both mean the Commissioner appointed under section 6 of the Data Protection Act 1998(3);

the Directive” means Directive 97/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union(4);

the Director” means the Director General of Telecommunications appointed under section 1 of the Act of 1984;

“individual” means a living individual and includes an unincorporated body of such individuals;

“public telecommunications network” means any transmission system, and any associated switching equipment and other resources, which (in either case)–

(a)

permit the conveyance of signals between defined termination points by wire, by radio, by optical or by other electro-magnetic means, and

(b)

are used, in whole or in part, for the provision of publicly available telecommunications services;

“relevant telecommunications network”, in relation to a telecommunications service provider, means a public telecommunications network which is used by that service provider for the provision of publicly available telecommunications services;

“relevant telecommunications service provider” means–

(a)

in relation to a user, the provider of the services he uses, and

(b)

in relation to a subscriber, the provider who provides him with services;

“subscriber” means a person who is a party to a contract with a telecommunications service provider for the supply of publicly available telecommunications services;

“telecommunications network provider” means a person who provides a public telecommunications network (whether or not he is also a telecommunications service provider);

“telecommunications service provider” means a person who provides publicly available telecommunications services (whether or not he is also a telecommunications network provider);

“telecommunications services” means services the provision of which consists, in whole or in part, of the transmission and routing of signals on telecommunications networks, not being services by way of radio or television broadcasting;

“user” means an individual using a publicly available telecommunications service (whether or not he is a subscriber). Please Click Here To Read Full Text 

 

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Social Workers Told To Keep On Posting, In New Social Media Guidance


Social Workers Told To Keep On Posting, In New Social Media Guidance

Paula Adams

Failure of Family Court System (Censorship)

The notes come after Researching Reform called on the President of the Family Division to issue guidelines for family professionals in May of this year.

Source: Social Workers Told To Keep On Posting, In New Social Media Guidance.

Social Worker’s Facebook Brags About Getting Children Put Into Care

Social Worker’s Facebook Brags About Getting Children Put Into Care A SOCIAL worker has posted Facebook messages bragging about removing three children from their parents. Three boys aged four, seven and nine were taken into care following a private court hearing … Continue reading 

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What You Should Have Asked Your Teachers About AUTHORITY


 

What You Should Have Asked Your Teachers About AUTHORITY

1. the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience.”he had absolute authority over his subordinates”syn…

Source: Word of the week: AUTHORITY

When the word Authority is used in the name of an organization, this name usually refers to the governing body upon which such authority is vested; for example, the Northamptonshire Local Authority or the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. It is also the right to do something.

Every Local Authority has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within its area who are in need, and insofar as this is consistent with that duty, promote the upbringing of such children by their families.

The word sovereignty indicates the supreme authority.  In matters of political and/or governmental power it was, in olden times, the authority of the King, over which no power within his realm could stand in opposition. The King’s word was the law of the land, and no one held any higher power or authority.

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The successful American Revolution displaced any authority of the King of England and supplanted it with a brand new concept — the concept of individual sovereignty, in which, for the first time in history, the individual soul enmeshed in a human body and born with unalienable rights was seen to be the ultimate source ofsovereignty. It is called “Freedom”. It is called “Liberty”. And, less often than it should be, it is called “Personal Responsibility”. It is also called “Self-governance

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Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse | Two Preliminary Hearings To Be Held In September


Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse |Two Preliminary Hearings To Be Held In September

Source: Child Migrants Are British Care Home Children

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold preliminary hearings in relation to two of its investigations.

The hearings will be held in the International Dispute Resolution Centre, 70 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1EU. The full details of the hearings are:

  • Tuesday 19 September 2017, 10.30 am – first preliminary hearing in relation to the institutional responses to child sexual abuse and exploitation facilitated by the Internet Investigation.
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017, 10.30 am – further preliminary hearing in relation to the inquiry into allegations of the sexual abuse and exploitation of children residing at or attending Cambridge House Boys’ Hostel, Knowl View School, and other institutions where their placement was arranged or provided by Rochdale Borough Council.

In the internet  investigation, the Inquiry will review national policies on preventing abuse facilitated by the internet and will consider the appropriateness of the response of the National Crime Agency, its CEOP Command, and the police. The Inquiry will also investigate the policies of internet service providers, providers of online platforms, and other relevant software and communication technology companies relating to child sexual abuse, and consider the adequacy of the existing statutory and regulatory framework applicable to those organisations. The objective of the investigation is to make practical recommendations that minimise the opportunities for abuse facilitated by the internet in the future. Continue reading →

The child migration programmes were large-scale schemes in which thousands of children, many of them in the care of the state, were migrated to parts of the British Empire by various institutions in England and Wales, with the knowledge and approval of the British government.

About | Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

From: telegraph.co.uk /2017/02/27

  • local authorities
  • the police
  • the Crown Prosecution Service
  • the Immigration Service
  • the BBC
  • the armed forces
  • schools
  • hospitals
  • children’s homes
  • churches, mosques and other religious organisations
  • charities and voluntary organisations

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Justice for Families Ltd v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] EWCA Civ 1477 (14 November 2014)


 

Justice for Families Ltd v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] EWCA Civ 1477 (14 November 2014)

 

Continuously updaing: Sunday 17th September 2017

Source: Justice for Families Ltd v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] EWCA Civ 1477 (14 November 2014)

 

Case no: c1/2013/3346

Neutral Citation Number: [2014] EWCA Civ 1477

In The Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
On Appeal from The Queen’s Bench Division
Administrative Court
Mr Justice Collins
Co/16725/2013

14 November 2014

 

Before :

Sir James Munby President of the Family Division

Lady Justice Sharp

and

Lord Justice Vos

Between :

Justice for Families Limited – Appellant

-and-

Secretary of State for Justice – Respondent

Mr John Hemming MP (a director of the company) for the Appellant 


The Respondent was neither present nor represented

Hearing date : 14 October 2014

Note 1. 

The Justice System And The Constitution

Care Proceedings are initiated under the doctrine of Civil Law.

The United Kingdom has three separate legal systems; one each for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This reflects its historical origins and the fact that both Scotland and Ireland, and later Northern Ireland, retained their own legal systems and traditions under the Acts of Union 1707 and 1800.

Judicial Accountability

Stare decisis is a legal principle by which judges are obliged to respect the precedents established by prior decisions.

“Public law is not at base about rights, even though abuses of power may and often do invade private rights; it is about wrongs – that is to say, misuses of public power.”

Note 2. 

Secretary of State for Justice

Responsibilities

The Secretary of State for Justice has oversight of all Ministry of Justice (MoJ) business. His specific responsibilities include:

  • MoJ transformation
  • resourcing of the department
  • functions of the Lord Chancellor
  • EU exit and international business
  • judicial policy including pay, pensions and diversity
  • corporate services

He receives a salary as Lord Chancellor and is unpaid as Secretary of State for Justice.

 

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The Law Relating To Civil Wrongs And Quasi-Contract Is Part Of The Civil Law


 

The Law Relating To Civil Wrongs And Quasi-Contract Is Part Of The Civil Law

civil wrong or wrong is a cause of action under the law of England and WalesTort,  breach of contract and breach of trust[4] are types of civil wrong.  A quasi-contract (or implied-in-law contract) is a fictional contract created by courts for equitable, not contractual purposes. A quasi-contract is not an actual contract, but is a legal substitute for a contract formed to impose equity between two parties. The concept of a quasi-contract is that of a contract that should have been formed, even though in actuality it was not. It is used when a court finds it appropriate to create an obligation upon a non-contracting party to avoid injustice and to ensure fairness.

Source: The Role Of A Judge.

Trusts are usually created by a settlor, who gives assets to one or more trustees who undertake to use the assets for beneficiaries. Like in contract law no formality is required to make a trust, except where statute demands it (e.g. transfers of land, shares, for wills). To protect the settlor, English law demands a reasonable degree of certainty that a trust was intended. To be able to enforce the trust’s terms, the courts also require reasonable certainty about which assets were entrusted, and which people were meant to be the trust’s beneficiaries (wikipedia.org).

Word Of The Day: Person.

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4/27/17 Constitution Revision Commission


 

4/27/17 Constitution Revision Commission – Jacksonville

There are audio difficulties at this event throughout the first hour.

Source: Duty Of The Courts To Be Watchful For The Constitutional Rights Of The Citizen.

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