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The papers of the 2005 Interdisciplinary Conference at Dartington Hall
The book examines the latest thinking on:
- Court experiences and development outcomes
- Models for achieving successful agreed and ordered outcomes in private law cases
- Gender, parenting and the courts
- Contact in private and public law cases - managing two or more families
- Permanence for looked after children
- The way forward - ideas for action
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PLENARY 1: COURT EXPERIENCES AND DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES
- The impact of the court process. What do the children tell us?
Dr Judith Trowell
- The separate representation of children - in whose best interests?
Professor Gillian Douglas
- A father's experience of care proceedings
PLENARY 2: SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
PLENARY 3: MODELS FOR ACHIEVING SUCCESSFUL AGREED AND ORDERED OUTCOMES IN PRIVATE LAW CASES
- In-court conciliation: brief encounter or permanent resolution?
- Mediating parental disputes about their children inside and outside the court process: assessing parents' and children's wishes and attachments in private law
- Early interventions: an alternative to contact disputes in private law family proceedings
- Working with difficult couples in the family justice system
Dr Christopher Clulow
PLENARY 4: GENDER, PARENTING AND THE COURTS
- Mothers and fathers
- Father-child relationships and children's development: A key to durable solutions?
Professor Charlie Lewis
- Parenting disputes, gender conflict and the courts
Professor Carol Smart
PLENARY 5: CONTACT IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LAW CASES: MANAGING TWO OR MORE FAMILIES
- Contact and children's well being in private and public law
Dr Danya Glaser
- Contact with non-resident parents after separation and divorce
- Contact with non-resident fathers: children's and parents' views
Professor Judy Dunn
- Making decisions about contact in foster care and adoption: promoting security and managing risk
Dr Gillian Schofield
- Thinking the unthinkable: the implications of research on women and children in relation to domestic violence
Dr Cathy Humphreys
PLENARY 6: PERMANENCE FOR LOOKED-AFTER CHILDREN
- Using international comparisons to reflect on permanence options for children in out-of-home care in the UK
Professor June Thoburn CBE
- Whose Care Plan is it Anyway?
- The role of the independent reviewing officer - a practitioner's view
- Permanence for looked-after children
PLENARY 7: SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
PLENARY 8: HELPING TO ENSURE SOLUTIONS WORK FOR CHILDREN IN THE LONGER TERM
- Adoptive parents and children - support from placement to adulthood
- The draft Children and Adoption Bill
Lord Justice Wall
- The policy context
- Small group discussions: plenary 8
- Issues raised in small groups and discussions
- The conclusion of the conference
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