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Robust case management shouldn't trump fairness 

In Re S-W (children) EWCA Civ 27, it was re-emphasised that whilst there are some circumstances in which a final care order will be made at a case management hearing, such decisions are appropriate only occasionally and/or in exceptional circumstances. 26 more words

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Round up: Skills festival for teenagers in care; Towpath safety

Skills festival for teenagers in care

A summer festival to help teenagers in care pick up useful life skills such as cooking, budgeting and DIY will take place on 4 July in Woking. 96 more words

Surrey County Council

BuildSurrey website helps local businesses win deals worth more than £34m

Local businesses have won deals worth more than £34million since an online initiative was launched by Surrey County Council two years ago.

More than 950 firms have already registered on the BuildSurrey… 240 more words

Surrey County Council

Hazard Wins Top Prize From Football Writers' Association

Eden Hazard has been announced as the winner of the Football Writers’ Award in the UK. 

The Belgian attacker who plays for Chelsea, has been a key contributor to his club winning the English Premier League title, with 20 goals for the side in all competitions.  118 more words

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Round up: Winner of the Surrey Libraries' Children's Book Award announced; Towpath safety reminder

Winner of the Surrey Libraries’ Children’s Book Award announced

Award-winning author Jennifer Gray came out on top in the fifth annual Surrey Libraries’ Children’s Book Award with her fantastic book Chicken Mission: Danger in the Deep Dark Woods. 414 more words

Surrey County Council

Successful appeal in 'no order for contact' case

An appeal by the father in Re R (A Child) EWCA Civ 1664 against a decision that there should be no order for contact with his 12 year old daughter was successful. 17 more words

Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright

Parents successfully appeal SGO in favour of foster carers 

Re M (Children) EWCA Civ 1753 highlights the need for careful analysis when making orders for separation. In this matter, the parents successfully appealed the making of a special guardianship order in favour of the children’s foster carers due to inadequate reasoning within the judgment.

Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright