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Children’s rights legal digest – January 2022

This month, we look at a recent (November 2021) High Court judgment which considered the scope of local authority powers in relation to arranging and consenting to COVID-19 and flu vaccinations for children in care whose parents oppose these vaccines. The judgment contains a useful analysis of Section 33 of the Children Act 1989 (effect … Read more

Legal protections within child prisons to be reinstated in March

Article 39 and The Howard League for Penal Reform today (Thursday, 13 January) welcome the fact that new secondary legislation has been introduced that ends the curtailment of critical legal protections to people in prison, including children, that were imposed early on in the pandemic. Legislation rushed through in May and June 2020 permitted the cutting back of basic rights to visits, … Read more

We’re recruiting!

We have two excellent positions starting in Article 39 in April 2022. Please take a look and help us spread the word – details in the ‘Vacancies’ section of our website, which you can get to here.


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