Monthly Archives: July 2014

Applying For A Rehearing In Family Proceedings

Applying For A Rehearing In Family Proceedings By Rodney Noon, Solicitor, Rodney W Noon & Co, Harrogate Children Act proceedings In Children Act proceedings, particularly if the advice is sough… Source: See on – Public Law Children Act Adoption Cases

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Power of attorney: how flawed system cost one family £30,000 – Telegraph

Rules granting other people control over your money when you are elderly or infirm are open to abuse. We highlight one sobering case Source: With Britain’s population ageing fast and greater numbers of people unable to control their finances … Continue reading

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Justice Department Bad Boys: More Than 650 Cases of Misconduct Documented in 12-Year Period

  Justice Department Bad Boys: More Than 650 Cases of Misconduct Documented in 12-Year Period   Federal prosecutors, judges, and other officials at the Justice Department committed over 650 acts of professional misconduct in a recent 12-year period, according to … Continue reading

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Irish Adoption Inquiries Rise After Tuam And Philomena Stories

  Irish Adoption Inquiries Rise After Tuam And Philomena Stories   via Moscow Uses Irish Adoption Threat To Block Use Of Magnitsky List. High-profile stories about unmarried Irish mothers have led to a significant rise in attempts by birth parents … Continue reading

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Abduction, Adoption, And Two Families’ Search For Answers

  Abduction, Adoption, And Two Families’ Search For Answers Mother Tries to Give Back Adopted Boy. MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia to sign child adoption deals with European countries.

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Angelina Jolie’s Children to Appear in Cleopatra

Angelina Jolie has landed roles for all six of her children in ‘Cleopatra.


The actress and her fiancé Brad Pitt have previously said they didn’t want their brood – Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and five-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox – to follow them into acting, but it appears they may have changed their mind after they all appeared on set together ready to film.


A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Their whole family life is rooted in films but Brad and Ange didn’t want the children to follow in their footsteps. However, acting is in their genes, and it could turn out to be the start of something big for the next generation.”


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Scout Leader And Foster Carer Among 59 Suspected Paedophiles

  Scout Leader And Foster Carer Among 59 Suspected Paedophiles A scout leader, a foster carer and an ex-police officer are among 59 people arrested in Wales as part of a UK-wide operation against suspected paedophiles. The six-month-long inquiry targeted … Continue reading

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Termination of Parental Rights

Originally posted on Forensic Social Work Justice/Action Forum:
Family is described as a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children and is the cornerstone of our democratic society.  While it is not specifically mentioned in the Constitution,…

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Children’s Rights: Mexico

  Children’s Rights: Mexico The children’s rights movement promotes legal protections and safeguards for children, distinct from those of adults. After each world war, international legal instruments increasingly included protection for children across the globe. The League of Nations Declaration … Continue reading

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Mom Jailed For Dropping Off Her 9 Year Old At Local Playground While She Worked (the story sparks spirited debate online)

You are a working mom who has a 9 year old daughter. You can’t find someone to watch her and you can’t afford daycare. What do you do?


For 46 year old Debra Lynn Harrell from North Augusta, South Carolina, she took the only option she felt was available to her. She occasionally dropped off her daughter at a local playground, for hours, while she worked her shift at a nearby McDonald.


Now she’s under arrest and is being charged with unlawful neglect of a child; a class E felony. She has lost custody of the minor to the Department of Social services.


According to Business Insider Harrell’s daughter initially played with a laptop at the McDonald while her mother worked. But after the laptop got stolen Harrell agreed to her daughter’s request to drop her off at the park playground, where she typically played with other  kids her age, with a cell phone.


But three days after the arrangement an adult asked her were her parent(s) where and her responds prompted a call to the police. The rest is history.

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