You may remember the article posted in relation to this case Vince v Wyatt: The Supreme Court’s controversial decision and the recurrent article with the court’s decision Remember Vince v Wyatt? Now you can witness the court’s decision for yourself.
It has now been decided by the Court and the ex-wife did receive an award despite the length of time between the separation and the wife bringing the claim.
In a landmark court ruling, the ex-wife has won a £300,000 share of her ex-husband’s fortune – more than two decades after they divorced.
The father of two children currently in the process of adoption could face criminal charges for posting their identities on Facebook. The adoption row is a result of the father’s protests, claiming they are being forcefully adopted without consideration of the fact they are citizens of another country. The father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has until recently, been on hunger strike in France.
The care proceedings were concluded some time ago and the children have already been placed with prospective adoptive parents however, court orders were sought as the family were posting information about the children online.
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, highlights that many children in care are being deprived of independent advocacy. The advocacy service is in place to ensure the views and wishes of children are taken into account when important decisions are being made regarding their welfare.
The report includes statistics from ‘The Children’s Commissioner’s Children in Care and Care Leavers Survey 2015’ which found that 50% of children did not know why they were in care. The same children also mentioned that being listened to, believed in and encouraged by carers and professionals would make their care experience better.
An appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decision will be heard in the Supreme Court in the case NA v Nottinghamshire County Council concerning the liability of a local authority for abusive foster carers.
The case concerns a thirty nine year old woman; she had been placed in the care of a foster family as a child after her birth parents were deemed incapable of caring for her. The two sets of foster parents known in the proceedings as ‘Mrs and Mrs A’ and ‘Mr and Mrs B’ subjected her to physical and sexual abuse during the time she spent with them.