23rd May - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: Family lawyers will be keeping a close eye on plans to speed up adoption, announced in this week’s Queen’s Speech. The Children and Social Work Bill would put into practice a legacy policy for the prime minister, both changing the requirements to be taken into consideration in adoption cases and creating a “care leavers’ covenant” where looked-after children would be given support until they are 25-years-old. Full story - New Law Journal 

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Today's video story: BBC News has spent a week filming inside Wandsworth prison, one of the six prisons where governors will be given new powers over budgets and setting the daily regime. This is Wandsworth HMP, 2016. The doors have been unlocked. And, for seven days, the BBC has been given unprecedented access.