Medway secure training centre – 10 months on

In January this year, the BBC broadcast undercover filming of the abuse of children at Medway secure training centre. Kent Police subsequently made 11 arrests and eight individuals were later charged. Medway Safeguarding Children Board has still not announced whether it intends to commission an independent serious case review. Article 39’s Director wrote to the … Read more Medway secure training centre – 10 months on

A fantastic vote for children’s rights

Peers have voted to remove Clause 29 from the Children and Social Work Bill. The Minister, Lord Nash, also indicated the Government would take out Clause 32. Article 39 has been campaigning since the Bill was introduced in May to have these exemption clauses removed. Clause 29 allows local councils to ask the Secretary of … Read more A fantastic vote for children’s rights

Peers urged to defend the rights of vulnerable children

Article 39 has delivered its final briefing to Peers, for this stage of debates on the Children and Social Work Bill. We have asked Peers to support amendments tabled by Lord Ramsbotham, Lord Watson, Lord Warner and Lord Low, which would remove Clauses 29-33 from the Bill. The amendments will be voted on tomorrow afternoon … Read more Peers urged to defend the rights of vulnerable children