News Essentials: 8th August 2016

A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:

26% of CM Options customers last year set up family based arrangements
DWP publishes data for child maintenance arrangements. Full story: Family Law Week.

Two-year-old girl thought to be at risk of FGM returned to UK
A two-year-old girl who was thought to be at risk of being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) has been returned to the UK from Guinea, the High Court has been told. Full story: Family Law Week.

Court orders rehearing of case where social workers ‘misunderstood’ case law
The social workers were found to have misinterpreted the implications of Re B when analysing placement options for a young girl. Full story: Community Care. See W (A Child).

Amina Al-Jeffery: 'Locked up' woman must be allowed home
A Swansea woman who claims her father has kept her locked up against her will in Saudi Arabia must be allowed to return to Britain, a judge has ruled. Full story: BBC News.

Children at risk of radicalisation not ‘outwardly vulnerable’, social workers told
A Cafcass study said that children at risk of radicalisation said methods to use recruit girls are "like nothing seen before". Full story: Community Care.

R (C & Others) v London Borough of Southwark [2016] EWCA Civ 707 (12 July 2016)
Appeal against order dismissing the appellants' claims for judicial review and damages challenging the lawfulness of the accommodation and the level of financial support provided to a family by a local authority. Full report: Family Law Week.

LC (A Child) (Habitual Residence), Re [2016] EWFC 31 (08 June 2016)
Care proceedings. Judgment giving reasons for transfer of proceedings to courts of the Republic of Ireland. Full report: Bailii.

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