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The Domestic Abuse Bill: Making it work for children

Posted by Kate Maher /

Wednesday 17 July 2019 / Law, Public Affairs
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The Domestic Abuse Bill was published yesterday, but there are still gaps when it comes to children and young people.

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Joint Committee verdict on draft Domestic Abuse Bill: ‘silent’ on the plight of children

Posted by Kate Maher /

Friday 14 June 2019 / Law
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The Committee scrutinising the draft Bill has highlighted that it must be amended to recognise children as victims.

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Children and domestic abuse: no longer such an afterthought?

Posted by Kate Maher /

Tuesday 22 January 2019 / Law, Public Affairs
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The draft Domestic Abuse Bill is out, and there's been a marked change in how Government is talking about children.

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Three ways to improve the forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Wednesday 21 November 2018 / Law, Public Affairs
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The Government's plans for tackling domestic abuse are ambitious. But we're concerned that children are being forgotten.

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The Children and Social Work Bill: Government is listening

Posted by Kate Maher /

Tuesday 18 October 2016 / Care leavers, Children in care, Law, Mental health
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We’ve secured two important changes to the Bill. But there’s still more to do.

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What's happening with the Children and Social Work Bill?

Posted by Kate Maher /

Tuesday 05 July 2016 / Care leavers, Children in care, Law
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The Bill is in the middle of its passage through the House of Lords. Here’s a quick update on its progress.

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The Children and Social Work Bill 2016 - an opportunity we can’t afford to miss

Posted by Meredith Davis /

Monday 13 June 2016 / Care leavers, Early intervention, Law, Safeguarding
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The Bill could be improved to make a fundamental difference for children and young people.

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Children's Services Co-operation Bill through the Northern Ireland Assembly

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Wednesday 11 November 2015 / Law

Last week the Children's Services Co-operation Bill finally completed its passage through the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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Invisible children: what needs to change

Posted by Natalia Schiffrin /

Wednesday 01 July 2015 / Children's rights, Law, Inequality
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Against the backdrop of threats to repeal the Human Rights Act, children's rights must be protected.

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An election roundup from Northern Ireland

Posted by Patrick Malone /

Wednesday 20 May 2015 / Cost of living, Law

An election roundup and what this means for Northern Ireland.

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