‘No Cases Of Slavery’ At G4S And Interserve
Bosses at G4S and Interserve have said they have found no cases of slavery in their supply chains.
The declarations were made during a hearing of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee, which is conducting an inquiry into Whitehall’s strategic suppliers.
MP Anne Marie Morris expressed surprise when both G4S CEO Peter Neden and Debbie White, CEO at Interserve, said there was no slavery in their supply chains.
“How much slavery have you found? I can’t believe that the answer is zero,” she said. Continue reading →
Enabling local authorities to outsource children’s social services will encourage innovation and improve outcomes for at-risk youngsters’. This article quoted Kathy Evans, chief executive of Children England: “What is of most concern here is the function of deciding whether a child is at risk, assessing the family and making recommendations to court, making decisions about how resources will be allocated to children on taxpayers’ behalf. It’s in that process where the profit-motive could really undermine whoever is trying to do that very difficult work”.
via CHILD PROTECTION FOR PROFIT SYSTEM
The proposal from the then Michael Gove’s Department for Education (DfE) to permit the outsourcing of children’s social services in England to companies such as G4S and Serco has alarmed experts. They say profit-making companies should not be in charge of such sensitive family matters, and warn that the introduction of the profit motive into child protection may distort the decision-making process.
The Case Of Camreta v. Greene
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
CAMRETA v . GREENE, personally and as next friend of S. G., a minor, et al.
certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the ninth circuit
No. 09–1454. Argued March 1, 2011—Decided May 26, 2011* *
The child protective services (CPS) worker in the case did something that’s actually pretty common around the country: the CPS worker and a police officer came to a child’s school and took a child out of class to question her.
Does the Fourth Amendment require a warrant, a court order or parental consent before law enforcement and child welfare officials may conduct a temporary seizure and interview at a public school of a child whom they reasonably suspect was being sexually abused?
The parties must have the necessary stake not only at the outset of litigation, but throughout its course. Arizonans for Official English v. Arizona , 520 U. S. 43 . So long as the litigants possess the requisite personal stake, an appeal presents a case or controversy, no matter that the appealing party was the prevailing party below. SeeDeposit Guaranty Nat. Bank v. Roper , 445 U. S. 326 ; Electrical Fittings Corp. v. Thomas & Betts Co. , 307 U. S. 241
(England and Wales: draft order of costs)
Other Useful Judgments
- Neutral Citation Number:  EWCA Civ 941 Case No: B4/2013/3256 IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION) ON APPEAL FROM SWANSEA COUNTY COURT To refuse the grandmother party status for the hearing that was taking place. There was no overt analysis of the child’s welfare throughout her life nor the likely effect on her of having ceased to be a member of her original family in accordance with section 1(2) and 1(4)(c) of the 2002 Act. The distinctions between the factors in the welfare checklists in the 1989 Act and the 2002 Act were not explored. The essence of the recent case law and of the statutory tests was not sufficiently demonstrated. Continue reading →
- Wearden & Scotland  FMCAfam 268 (25 March 2013) FAMILY LAW – Practice and procedure – whether Independent Children’s Lawyer is exempt from paying fees for the issuing of subpoenas. Continue reading →
- IN THE MATTER OF JAMES J. MILLER AND JANET S. TODD Court Awards Sole Custody to Father Due to Mother’s Parental Alienation Argued: November 17, 2010, Opinion Issued: March 31, 2011 Continue reading →
- Family Law Week: DL v EL (Hague Abduction Convention – Effect of Reversal of Return Order on Appeal)  EWHC 49 (Fam)… Continue reading →
- Fathers Rights Judgment The South African parents of two girls, now aged 6 and 4, had lived in England with their daughters for nearly 2 years. The father’s work permit expired in December 2004. The evidence suggested that, prior to that … Continue reading →
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Anyway, I cannot find the information. Well, there are over a 1000 pages on the Parents Rights Blog! Links to posts sharing Judgments will be placed here in the near future when I find time to do so. Happy reading!
Former Luzerne County Judge Mark A Ciavarella Jr To Remain In Prison For 28 Years.
Ciavarella, 67, was convicted of 12 of 39 charges for accepting kickbacks in exchange for funneling juvenile defendants to detention centers built by wealthy developer Robert K. Mericle’s construction firm and operated by companies controlled by former local attorney Robert Powell.
JAMES HALPIN, JANUARY 9, 2018, citizensvoice.com
pleaded guilty on February 13, 2009, pursuant
to a plea agreement, to federal charges of honest services fraud
, wire fraud
and tax evasion
in connection with receiving $2.6 million in kickbacks
from Robert Powell and Robert Mericle, the co-owner and builder respectively, of two private, for-profit juvenile facilities
of PA Child Care.
Find Out If A Person Has A Record For Child Sexual Offences
The child sex offender disclosure scheme lets those who care for young people find out if a person has a record for child sexual offences. Continue reading →
People are still are able to sexually abuse children in their care. You will not eradicate this, no matter what. This is about the family courts system and giving children to strangers for profit, which is open to abuse. The question should be why once a child is in foster care or adopted that the local authority will do anything to block complaints of abuse by children?
via Government Sponsored Secret Family Courts
Malaysia’s New Parliament To Meet On Jul 16; Anti-Fake News Law, GST To Be Scrapped
KUALA LUMPUR: The first parliament sitting under the new Pakatan Harapan government will be held on Jul 16 and it will go on for 20 days, announced Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Wednesday (Jun 6).
His government has a long to-do list, having promised to abolish several laws since it won the May 9 general election. Continue reading →
via Word Of The Day: Person.
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A Brief Guide: What To Wear To Court via Names And Addresses Of Some Judges. it definitely does matter what you wear to court. The judge, jury and everyone else in the courtroom will take notice of how you … Continue reading
‘Alarming’ rise in Londoners reported missing from care
Image Source: BBC
via This Care System Is Creating Written-Off Children.
The number of reports of vulnerable people going missing from care in London is increasing at “an alarmingly high rate”, a charity has said.
Data obtained by the BBC has revealed that the Met Police handled nearly 17,000 missing from care reports in 2017 – a 34% rise since 2013.
These include children missing from foster homes, and adults disappearing from nursing and residential homes.
Missing People said those going missing are at a “high risk of harm”. Continue reading →
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Bar Standards Board
via Barrister Sharon Louise Gibbons.
The Bar Standards Board regulates barristers and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest. Click here to read it→
The Bar Standards Board regulates barristers in England and Wales for the public interest. It is responsible for:
- Setting standards of conduct for barristers and authorising barristers to practise;
- Monitoring the service provided by barristers to assure quality;
- Setting the education and training requirements for becoming a barrister as well as setting continuing training requirements to ensure that barristers’ skills are maintained throughout their careers; and
- Handling complaints against barristers and taking enforcement or other action where appropriate.
Watch O’Connor (Appellant) v Bar Standards Board (Respondent)The Supreme Court – 4 Oct 2017
Explore O’Connor (Appellant) v Bar Standards Board – The Supreme Court PDF File
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Labour-backed report calls for more generous legal aid system Jeremy Corbyn The study focuses criticism on the coalition government’s Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (Laspo) Act 2012, which severely restricted eligibility and the scope of legal support.
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Whistleblower Claims She Was Taped To A Chair By Colleagues In Scottish Government Agency
via Little Lost Children – Corporate Cannibal.
A whistleblower who complained of a racist and misogynistic culture in a Scottish Government agency claims she was taped to a chair and gagged by two male colleagues.
DeeAnn Fitzpatrick said the restraint took place during years of bullying and harassment at Marine Scotland’s Scrabster office.
The fisheries officer has taken her case to an employment tribunal and claims she was taped up as a warning to keep quiet.
The photograph, said to have been taken by one of the two men allegedly responsible, was obtained by BBC Scotland. Click here to read it→
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