What Is A Section 7 Report And Can I Challenge It?

What Is A Section 7 Report And Can I Challenge It? – Sima Najma

In summary, where an application has been made to the Court under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989, a Section 7 report is ordered by the Court primarily concerned with the child’s welfare, and which is written by a CAFCASS worker, or a social worker from the local authority. What Is CAFCASS? CAFCASS: Children … Read more

Does A Parent’s Immigration Status Affect Disputes About Children in Family Law proceedings concerning Children?

Does A Parent’s Immigration Status Affect Disputes About Children in Family Law proceedings concerning Children? – Sima Najma

Disagreements between parents about arrangements for their children raise all kinds of sensitive issues and emotions. But what if the immigration status of one parent is uncertain such as them being an overstayer or an illegal immigrant? When the Court is asked to make decisions under the Children Act 1989 about where a child should … Read more

Turning Children Against Parents: Parental Alienation

Turning Children Against Parents: Parental Alienation — Sima Najma

What happens if a child has been manipulated to such an extent by one parent that he or she is unwilling to have any contact with the other parent? The approach of the Courts and practitioners to what’s known as parental alienation is constantly evolving as our understanding of the effects of this type of … Read more