Social security policy for working age families: what the 2017 General Election manifestos say

Blog post by Dr Chris Grover, Lancaster University School of Law / Centre for Child and Family Justice Research   The snap general election called by the UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been overshadowed by issues related to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. However, as the media difficulties the Conservative Party have Read more about Social security policy for working age families: what the 2017 General Election manifestos say[…]

Recurrent Care Proceedings Project – impact update: Government to amend local authority statutory guidance on care planning to reflect the needs of care leavers who have had children removed from their care

Blog post by Cathy Ashley (Family Rights Group), Karen Broadhurst and Claire Mason (Centre for Child and Family Justice Research Lancaster University)   Drawing on the findings from our Nuffield Foundation funded project Vulnerable Birth Mothers and Recurrent Care Proceedings, The Family Rights group, on behalf of the Your Family, Your Voice Alliance and the Alliance Read more about Recurrent Care Proceedings Project – impact update: Government to amend local authority statutory guidance on care planning to reflect the needs of care leavers who have had children removed from their care[…]

What are our obligations to care leavers who lose their own infants and children to the State?

Authors: Professor Karen Broadhurst, Claire Mason and Dr. Stuart Bedston – Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, Lancaster University. The removal of children, from parents who themselves have been in the care of the state, is a problem that surely warrants far greater attention? Despite the best intentions of our care system in England, Read more about What are our obligations to care leavers who lose their own infants and children to the State?[…]

Researching family mediation:  challenges and opportunities

This blog post was written by Mavis Maclean CBE (Faculty of Law and St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford). Researching how other people set about their daily work is, in my experience, endlessly fascinating but very nerve wracking…. the chances of getting everything horribly wrong are high. But the hope of understanding a bit better how Read more about Researching family mediation:  challenges and opportunities[…]

From an ‘endowment for motherhood’ to a male breadwinner wage: ‘family benefits’ as a wage supplement – by Chris Grover

This blog was written by Chris Grover (School of Law/Centre for Child and Family Justice), and is the second of two posts about Family Benefits. The first post can be found here: How in Britain ‘family benefits’ became payable to mothers: service to nation, problem of wages and dependency. It was seen in the first Read more about From an ‘endowment for motherhood’ to a male breadwinner wage: ‘family benefits’ as a wage supplement – by Chris Grover[…]

How in Britain ‘family benefits’ became payable to mothers: service to nation, problem of wages and dependency – by Chris Grover

This blog was written by Chris Grover (School of Law/Centre for Child and Family Justice), and is the first of two posts about Family Benefits. The second post can be found here: From an ‘endowment for motherhood’ to a male breadwinner wage: ‘family benefits’ as a wage supplement. At the heart of social justice is Read more about How in Britain ‘family benefits’ became payable to mothers: service to nation, problem of wages and dependency – by Chris Grover[…]

Child Sexual Exploitation: Sketching the Parameters of a Complex Phenomenon – by Suzanne Ost and Jamie-Lee Mooney

This blog was written by Suzanne Ost (Centre for Child and Family Justice) and Jamie-lee Mooney (School of Law, University of Liverpool). In this blog, we explore the breadth and complexities of child sexual exploitation (CSE). Despite a proliferation of government and charity led campaigns and academic research designed to develop our existing knowledge and Read more about Child Sexual Exploitation: Sketching the Parameters of a Complex Phenomenon – by Suzanne Ost and Jamie-Lee Mooney[…]