Event: Best Interests of the Child Review “Ask Us Anything” conference

Happening tomorrow evening 🕊️🦋 Xx

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Britain’s first parent-led review of children’s social care is holding an online event next week, where attendees can ask members of the review team any questions they wish about the review.

The “Ask Us Anything” online conference follows the launch of the Best Interests of the Child Review (BIC) on 20th November, World Children’s Day.

The hour-long event will be introduced and hosted by BIC’s lead, Michele Simmons, who is a care experienced mother. She will be joined by review team members Simon Haworth and ourselves.

During the conference, attendees can ask any members of the review team questions about the review, such as how it will be run, what projects it will work on and any other questions related to the review which guests might want to ask.

The conference will take place on Wednesday 1 December, 2021 from 5pm to 6pm on Zoom.

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Controversial family court judgment “published in error”, says family court president

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A controversial document that was published on the judiciary’s website on 23rd November was “published in error”, according to the office of Family Court President Andrew McFarlane.

The document contained graphic details about suggested child sexual abuse, and included a confused preamble which appeared to confirm the document had been approved for publication by the presiding judge, Richard Clarke.

The preamble said:

This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

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London Live speaks with the Best Interests of the Child Review

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London Live spoke with the Best Interests of the Child Review (BIC) on Thursday, 25 November, to discuss the review’s purpose, what it hopes to achieve and why children and parents are at the heart of the review.

During the interview, Alicia Edwards asked us how BIC came about, who was leading the review, what it will do over the next few months and what changes we would like to see in children’s social care in Britain.

Apologies to PFAN for getting their name wrong during the interview – the correct name is Parents, Families and Allies Network.

The interview, which aired on London Live’s News At Six, can be viewed here.

The full length version of the interview can be watched here.

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