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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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    Children’s Commissioner mention: Tyneside's 'forgotten' victims of domestic violence revealed at Newcastle conference

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    Experts have come together to try and tackle how domestic violence impacts upon children in Tyneside.

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    Children’s Commissioner mention: Listening, and acting on what we hear, can tackle sex abuse says Dr Maggie Atkinson (NE Journal)

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    The Children's Commissioner, Dr Maggie Atkinson, says the region has a clear message on stamping out abuse.

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    Children’s Commissioner mention: Children’s Commissioner launches inquiry into child sexual abuse in the family environment (Family Law Week)

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    The Office of the Children's Commissioner for England has launched a new two-year Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment (CSAFE). In Phase 1 of the CSAFE Inquiry, the OCC aims to throw light on the scale, scope, nature and impact of sexual abuse in the family environment. In Phase 2, the OCC will be looking at practice.

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