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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 continued

Fostering - Children's views

Counsellors may have to tell the police about child-abuse cases under a proposed law. But, argues Liz Duvent, whose daughter was sexually assaulted by her grandfather, this will deter victims from seeking help.

Explanatory Notes to Sexual Offences Act 2003

Timeline: a history of child protection David Batty plots the development of child welfare policy over a century of legislation. Wednesday May 18, 2005 The Guardian

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Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety Inquiry into Child Protection Services in Northern Ireland- Evidence Ordered by the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety to be printed 9th October 2002

15 May 2007 - New approaches needed to help children in care - McGimpsey Government must work together and develop new approaches to improving services for children in care, Health Minister, Michael McGimpsey, said today.

Parents need a helping hand. 21 November 2006

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A response to the Northern Ireland Executive's consultation. The intrusion into family life. Here there is an immediate problem. Many of the social workers who are in charge of the child protection system hold the view that all smacking is child abuse and should be illegal. The question is: are such social workers able to separate their own private views (opposed by the vast majority of parents) from the way they carry out their duties?

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We are indeed aware of Article 170: Privacy for children involved in certain proceedings. but also Section 62: Publication of material relating to legal proceedings (251.252.) Which means that nothing can be published that may identify any CHILD during court process yet; Council's can publish photographs and detailed profiles of children online in advertising them for adoption.

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