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Couple jailed for allowing their adopted daughters to be abused – The Guardian

“A couple who allowed their adopted daughters to be abused by two paedophiles were jailed today for child cruelty after a judge condemned their ‘deplorable and terrible betrayal of trust’.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lesbian mother cannot be forced to pay maintenance – Daily Telegraph

“A lesbian whose former partner bore a child through artificial insemination cannot be ordered to pay any maintenance, a High Court judge ruled today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Mother jailed after 15-year-old daughter plays truant – Daily Telegraph

“A mother-of-five has been jailed after her 15-year-daughter played truant for 100 days in just four months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Couples who pay surrogate mothers could lose right to raise the child – The Guardian

“Childless couples who acquire a baby using a surrogate mother abroad risk not being recognised as its parents in Britain if they flout British law by paying fees, fertility lawyers have warned.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Upper Bay Ltd – WLR Daily

Regina v Upper Bay Ltd [2010] WLR (D) 60

“The duty of a parent to supervise his child and the duty of an employer to conduct its undertaking in such a way as to ensure that persons not in its employment, such as a child, were not exposed to risks to health or safety were concurrent duties so that if the child suffered harm the breach of parental duty did not absolve an employer from responsibility.”

WLR Daily, 3rd March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Parents of Edlington torture brothers could be charged – BBC News

“The parents of two brothers detained indefinitely after they tortured two young boys in a ‘sadistic’ attack could face prosecution, police have revealed.”

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BBC News, 23rd January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

In re S-B (Children) (Care Proceedings: Standard of Proof) – WLR Daily

In re S-B (Children) (Care Proceedings: Standard of Proof) [2009] UKSC 17; [2009] WLR (D) 365

“The test to be applied to the identification of a potential perpetrator, out of a pool of two or more potential perpetrators, who might have caused harm to a child was the balance of probabilities and that standard of proof did not vary according to the gravity of the misconduct alleged or the seriousness of the consequences for the persons concerned.”

WLR Daily, 15th December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Millions at risk of prosecution in internet piracy purge – Daily Telegraph

“Millions of parents whose teenage children illegally download films and pop songs face having their internet connection cut off and fines of up to £50,000.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Proceedings brought by A (Case C-523/07) – WLR Daily

Proceedings brought by A (Case C-523/07); [2009] WLR (D) 129

“For the purposes of the rule that the courts of the EC member state where a child was habitually resident had jurisdiction in matters of parental responsibility, ‘habitual residence’ denoted some degree of integration by the child in a social and family environment.”

WLR Daily, 6th April 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Parents face gang culture action – BBC News

“Parents of children involved in gang violence should be ‘held to account’, ministers are to argue as they warn of the growing threat of gang culture.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Parents face prosecution over school gay week protest – Daily Telegraph

“Parents who took their children out of school in protest at them being taught about gay, bisexual and transgender history could be prosecuted.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Truancy jailing every two weeks – BBC News

“A parent is jailed for their child’s truancy once a fortnight every school term in England and Wales, analysis of court statistics shows.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Breast cancer mother cleared of allowing son to truant – Daily Telegraph

“A mother fighting breast cancer has been cleared of failing to send her son to school after a court was told the teenager stayed at home to look after her.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Truancy: Number of parents jailed trebles – The Guardian

“The number of parents jailed for failing to stop their children playing truant has trebled in the past five years, government figures show.”

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The Guardian, 27th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mother is sentenced over truancy – BBC News

“A mother who claimed her daughter was too old and too big to be forced to go to school has been sentenced.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Haringey London Borough Council v MA – WLR Daily

Haringey London Borough Council v MA [2008] EWHC 1722 (Fam); [2008] WLR (D) 250

“The court could lawfully order the removal of a child from England and Wales pursuant to para 19 of Sch 2 to the Children Act 1989 to enable a local authority to assess whether adoption abroad by prospective adoptive parents would be the most appropriate welfare solution for that child.”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Parents to be ‘responsible’ for child’s sentence – The Times

“Parents could be made legally responsible for ensuring their children complete sentences handed down for youth offending, under government plans published today to tackle criminal behaviour by youngsters.”

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The Times, 15th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Knife crime: Violent teens’ families face eviction – Daily Telegraph

“The families of 20,000 violent or troublesome teenagers face being evicted from their homes. Parents who fail to take responsibility for their unruly offspring will be thrown out of council accomodation or be forced to attend intensive classes under the Government’s heavily-trailed youth crime strategy, set to be unveiled today by ministers.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

State to take action against parents who can’t control their children – The Times

” Children as young as 5 will be identified as being at risk of becoming criminals or troublemakers under government plans to tackle offending and disorder on the streets.”

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The Times, 27th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Snob yob’ parents could be prosecuted – Daily Telegraph

“Parents of public school pupils who let their children cause trouble in a Cornish resort that has become notorious for wild summer parties could face prosecution.”

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The Daily Telegraph, 17th April 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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