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13 April 2018 Sir Cliff and the BBC: should right to privacy trump freedom of expression? A balancing act

Sir Cliff Richard yesterday launched his court battle to sue the BBC for breach of his right to privacy, enshrined in Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998, after they filmed and broadcast footage of his home being searched and publicly named him as a suspect in historical sexual abuse allegations.

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7 March 2018 Government shelves controversial 'Duty to Act' on children's services

The Government has rejected the proposal that social workers who do not report suspected child abuse should be subject to criminal charges at individual and local authority level.

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25 May 2016 Baby P - children’s services working in a ‘climate of fear’

A recent study has found that social workers are being swamped with reports of suspected child abuse and neglect thought to be as a result of a hyper vigilant…

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11 February 2016 A private inquiry for the Met

The Metropolitan Police has announced that retired Judge Sir Richard Henriques will lead an inquiry into its handling of allegations against public figures.

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22 October 2015 Section 20 Children Act 1989 - the price of getting it wrong

A family court has awarded a mother with mental health problems that affected her capacity (M) and her child (T) £20,000 each in damages for breach of Articles 6 and 8 of the ECHR.

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9 June 2014 Extension to the Flexible Working Regulations 2014

Currently only employees with children under 17 (or disabled children under 18) and carers can request flexible working.

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