Peers vow to vote against social care exemptions

Amendments have been tabled by Lord Ramsbotham, Lord Watson and Lord Warner to remove Clauses 29-33 from the Children and Social Work Bill. These Clauses allow individual councils to be excused from their legal duties towards vulnerable children and care leavers. Every children’s social care Act of Parliament since 1933 is affected. The vote is … Read more Peers vow to vote against social care exemptions

Defending children’s social care rights

Article 39 is one of 31 organisations opposing the exemption clauses in the Children and Social Work Bill, which will allow the removal of council’s statutory duties towards vulnerable children and care leavers area-by-area. More than 140 individual experts, including many parents and carers of disabled children, are also calling for the exemption clauses to … Read more Defending children’s social care rights