Month: January 2022

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Prosecutions for Child Sexual Abuse have more than halved in

Newly published research conducted by the NSPCC reveals that child sexual abuse (CSA) prosecutions and convictions are falling, and young people are facing increasingly long and distressing court delays. Following a freedom of information request, the NSPCC discovered that prosecutions for CSA in England and Wales have more than halved from 6,394 in 2016/17 to 3,025 in […]Read More

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New laws proposed to strengthen the UK’s resilience from cyber

Government is consulting on new measures to boost British businesses’ cyber security after recent high profile attacks. New laws are needed to drive up security standards in outsourced IT services used by almost all UK businesses, the government says. Other proposals being published include making improvements in the way organisations report cyber security incidents and […]Read More

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Government extends the Family Mediation Voucher Scheme with further £1.2

Last March, the government launched a Family Mediation Voucher Scheme, with an initial investment of £1 million. This week, they announced a second funding boost for the continuation of the scheme, following a cash injection last October. The vouchers, which are worth £500 towards the cost of mediation, were introduced as an incentive for separating […]Read More

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Family mediation scheme to help thousands more parents

Thousands more separating parents will avoid stressful courtroom battles as the Government boosts its landmark family mediation scheme with an additional £1.3 million. The extra investment is expected to help more families resolve disputes away from court, such as those involving financial or contact arrangements for children and takes investment in the initiative to more […]Read More

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McFarlane calls for increased transparency in family justice system

Following a transparency review in family proceedings conducted last October, president of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has told MPs that greater transparency is needed to instil public confidence. Addressing MPs McFarlane said that although greater transparency is needed, it will be “difficult” saying that striking the balance between allowing openness and maintaining anonymity […]Read More

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“Family Mediation Week” 17th-21st January

The Family Mediation Council (FMC)’s “Family Mediation Week”, will take place between 17th and 21st January 2022, to raise awareness of the benefits of family mediation and how it can help separating families manage their issues productively and collaboratively. Organised by the FMC with support from Resolution, Family Mediation Week aims to: “let more people know […]Read More