What to do with an abused child?

Well, that seems to depend on the kind of abuse.  If the abuse is physical or sexual, the child will be removed from a parent(s) and put into care.  That’s public law.  In Parental Alienation cases, children are left to rot.  They are allowed to remain with their abuser.  That’s private law. But the ‘threshold’ […]

Do we need Specialist Social Workers?

Do we need specialist social workers? We have already highlighted the need for more specialisation for lawyers.  UKAP argues here for the need for more specialisation for social workers also. Introduction The chief problem with social work in this field is an in-built prejudice against men.  This is highlighted in a recent report from the […]

Judges and Accountability

Judges and Accountability The judges of England and Wales are in quite a unique position.  This is for a number of reasons – the full constitutional position is explained here.  But, for these purposes, we do not need to know too much about the distinctions between the legislature (Parliament), the Executive (Government) and the Judiciary […]

The Scandal of Court Fees

Courts Rake in Huge Profits from Court Fees – The Implications for Access to Justice It seems that, following a huge hike in court fees last year, the Courts Service have made a very nice profit of just over £100 million, according to figures released in December 2017. The family courts raked in £186 million… […]