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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