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Separating parents and welfare of the child

A number of children’s charities, working together as The Shared Parenting Consortium, had a result last week. It campaigned, successfully, for an amendment to a clause in the Children and Families Bill. The clause originally provided that the courts should … Continue reading

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My writing process : Blog Tour

  Thank you to Patricia Borlenghi for inviting me on this writing process blog tour. I met Patricia whilst we were both studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Essex Uni. Since finishing, we’ve kept in touch. I recently … Continue reading

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Harassment, legal aid and lyrca. My blog.

In an effort to make a point, the Fathers for Justice mob are often pulling stunts. From defacing art to scaling Buckingham Palace, their antics have been audacious and extreme both in terms of their actions and, by virtue of … Continue reading

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2014 – New Year Resolutions

Mine are – to get blogging – writing, law, rights, other stuff. And here is my new blog. Who knows where it will go. Also I want to write a screenplay. I’ve an idea for a thriller involving the courts, … Continue reading

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What’s going on

Well lots really. Film script is the big one this week. I had a brilliant day on Sunday when I attended a workshop at the Writers Centre in Norwich. Run by Christabelle Dilks and Michael Lengsfield of UEA –  both … Continue reading

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How exciting – A Play for the Nation’s Youth

I’m so pleased. My play ‘Simeon’ has been ‘highly commended’ (yes that’s commended with extra on top) in the ‘A Play for the Nation’s Youth,’ competition run by Salisbury Playhouse, Nick Hern Books and BBC Writersroom. I am so chuffed. … Continue reading

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Amnesty,Fiction and Human Rights – Teachers Materials

It’s so great to see that Amnesty International’s document entitled ‘Using Fiction to Teach Human Rights.’  In it, Amnesty recognises the ‘power’ fiction has to ‘further human rights education.’ It just makes so much sense. Well written fiction raising human rights … Continue reading

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Ormanici : 20 years on.

Ormanici, South East Turkey : 20 years on     20th February 1993. Ormanici. 5am. Soldiers, dressed in white camouflage, descend on a small Kurdish village nestled in the mountains. Doors are kicked in. People are pulled from their beds … Continue reading

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20 February 2013

It’s an important week this week – it’s 20 years (on Wednesday) from the day the village of Ormanici was destroyed. The events of that day impacted on so many people in so many ways. For me, just an Essex … Continue reading

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Family Justice – the need for support

  Family Justice and young people :  The need for support   The Family Justice Systems Young People’s Board, a group of 32 young people with experience of family proceedings, has stated its wishes for family justice in 2013. At … Continue reading

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