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    Children’s Commissioner mention: In Britain, Child Sex Abuse Defies Easy Stereotypes (New York Times)

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    LONDON - First there was abuse at the hands of a popular BBC host. There were scandals at private schools and in the church and talk of a pedophile ring in Parliament. Then there was Rotherham: over a thousand teenagers sexually exploited as the authorities looked away.

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    Childrens Commissioner mention: 'The way we are': accessing the court after LASPO

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    The article has been taken from the November 2014 issue of Family Law and made available ahead of print.

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    Childrens Commissioner mention: Children living with parental alcohol abuse are being missed by system, report finds (Community Care)

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    A children's commissioner report has found social services support for alcohol misuse is failing to look beyond the impact on the individual.

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    Children's Commissioner mention: Children of parents who abuse alcohol miss out on support (CYP Now)

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    Children of parents who misuse alcohol are missing out on help and protection because local services sometimes fail to identify their needs, a report by the Office of the Children's Commissioner has found.

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    Children’s Commissioner mention: Mediation Matters: Divorcing and separating – information, signposting and legal aid (Family Law)

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    Last week's new MOJ / LAA legal aid and mediation data heralded repeated ‘bring back legal aid' choruses from some quarters. In fact, calls for a rethink came from a highly unlikely source, when the Justice Minister himself asked for a review of the impact on children, following the Children's Commissioner's Child's Rights Impact Assessment.

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    Children’s Commissioner mention: Childcare and access to legal aid solicitors: the human cost of reforms (Lawyer)

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    A new report from the Office of the Children's Commissioner regarding the impact of cuts to legal aid last year states that vulnerable, at-risk teenagers are being deprived of justice

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    Children’s Commissioner mention: The proposed legal aid cuts are a threat to Britain’s entire justice system (Guardian)

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    The intervention by the children's commissioner, Maggie Atkinson, saying that the cuts to legal aid were harming access to justice for vulnerable children struck another blow against Chris Grayling.

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    Children’s Commissioner mention: Deputy commissioner warns children's leaders not to underestimate CSE risk (CYP Now)

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    Deputy children's commissioner has urged children's services leaders across the country to be alive to the risks posed by child sexual exploitation (CSE).

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