Care Orders � New Procedures

A care order is a court order that places a child under the care of a local council. The local council then shares parental responsibility for the child with the parents and will make most of the important decisions about the child’s upbringing, such as where they live and how they are educated.

The legal processes relating to making arrangements for the custody of children are often criticised for being too lengthy. Recently, the Government has announced new procedures which are being introduced in an attempt to reduce the often substantial delays between the application for a care order and the completion of the arrangements for the care of the children involved (termed the �disposal’ in legal parlance).

Currently, the time taken between application and disposal in care proceedings is, on average, just under a year. This is clearly too long, especially as in many cases the children are returned to the care of their parents, rather than being taken into care, at the end of the proceedings.

A new system is being trialled, in various cities across the UK, which it is hoped will reduce the time required for the completion of care proceedings. In order to be a success, the new system will require a great deal of preparatory work to be carried out earlier in the process than is currently the case. This burden will fall on local authorities. The rest of the process, after the initial stage, will be subject to a strict timetable.

The pilot scheme has been launched in ten areas. If it is successful, it will be rolled out nationally in the spring of 2008. However, since no extra resources have been allocated by the Government, it remains to be seen how well local authorities will cope with the extra burden this will impose.

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Online Parental Controls

The World Wide Web is a fascinating place that has obscured the geographical distance in terms of education and business. It gives chances to kids and students to learn and see various things and experience different places that they may never get chance to observe in real life (out side the virtual world). It brings people so close to each other that they may never know each other without this virtual world.

Unfortunately, the Internet has a dark side also. You don’t know what is there in the other side. Generally, kids will avail the utility of the net to surf information or to study about particular captions or might explores the net to chat with old friends or family members, who are staying at different places. At this point, it happens that some unwanted sites or persons come as predators, which may harm the kid in mentally or in some other ways. It’s really hard for parents to watch their kids all the time what they are doing on Internet or with whom they are chatting.

So, all parents must have to take care of that. There are some common tips for parents for protecting children, which works at a certain points. Like: keeping the computer in an open area in the house, so they can casually monitor what sites their children are surfing as well as what they are chatting with others. The parents have to spend time on the computer with their kid, which gives them the opportunity to explain about the fraudulent or bad sites and persons.

But kids are always kid. It’s really had to stop a kid to sneak around the Internet, however careful the parents are! So the parents have to give some restriction to their kids by blocking some programs to get access (like IMs, software). Parents can give the bad sites name to the filtering option in Internet option. They can restrict the time of surfing of the kid. If the kid has separate computer then they can make a LAN connection between them and they can use desktop monitoring software, which will help them to log all the sites and the chat rooms that their kid is visiting. They can monitor their kids when they are not around there. It helps a lot!

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Congratulations, You Are Pregnant

You finally have the results back and you are pregnant. The world has now completely changed and you will begin to have worries, as well as overwhelming sensations of what to expect. The truth is, you cannot really allow yourself to have too many expectations, and do not let yourself make any hard and fast rules, even if you are the plan-well-ahead-type. Having another person inside you, to look after and nurture with your entire being is the most amazing gift that any woman can ever have, and this is why we at stock ever kind of item that you could possibly need to prepare yourself for the day when your precious bundle of joy arrives.

First of all, you may start to think about clothing. Your stomach will grow, as well as various other parts of your anatomy that you thought you would never see. Our range of maternity clothes will ensure that you look fabulous throughout every stage of your pregnancy and even after you give birth. We stock maternity jeans, skirts, tops and more in various sizes. Another item of clothing that you may want to think about getting is a nursing bra. These come in most sizes and colors and nowadays look stylish and sexy too. If you have decided not to breast feed, a new bra will probably be needed, as your breasts will change size during your pregnancy.

When you find out that you are expecting, safety becomes a natural instinct that is foremost in your mind. We agree that you should take care of your little one and yourself especially when you are driving, by getting one of our cute, mom-to be car or bump on board car signs. Another safety measure that you can purchase is a pregnancy awareness bracelet. This lovely engraved bracelet will speak for you when you may not be able to and could save your baby’s life. It will let people know that are you are expecting first of all, in case you are not showing yet, and second, it will inform medical personnel of your blood type, allergies and your due date. This will prevent anyone from giving you medicine that may not be safe for the baby.

A pregnancy is a hectic ordeal for any woman to go through, especially if it is your first time. There are many books available that can help you to deal with all the new emotions and worries that you may have. Your first thought will be your unborn child at all times, so be sure to stock up on books about baby health, birthing techniques, father’s guides, breastfeeding tips, bathing tips and how to survive on no sleep. At you can find a great selection of these books and more. Have a look at our other products that will help you through your pregnancy and after you give birth. Most of all enjoy.

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