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Children’s rights legal digest – July 2022

In April 2022, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman published a decision about a council’s failings connected to payment of savings to two children who were previously in care. The complaint, made by a foster carer on behalf of two children she was looking after, was upheld. While the Ombudsman’s decision centred on the … Read more

Children’s rights probe on Family Review

Article 39 has submitted a request for an internal review to the Office of Children’s Commissioner, following its failure to answer a series of questions on the Family Review, which was announced in March 2022. In a freedom of information request in April, Article 39’s Director asked the Office of Children’s Commissioner to provide the … Read more

Education Secretary urged to act decisively on care standards

Charities running the #KeepCaringTo18 campaign have today written to the Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, urging him to accept the care review’s recommendation that every child in care receives care where they live, and accelerate its implementation so that the whole care sector is clear about what is required to meet the needs and fulfil the rights … Read more


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