MPs urged to defend children’s social care rights

Members of Parliament will consider the Children and Social Work Bill for the first time on Monday December 5th.

Controversial exemption clauses, which would have allowed individual councils to be excused from their children’s social care statutory duties, were deleted by Peers last month.

Article 39 is one of 43 organisations who oppose the exemption clauses. We have been lobbying on the Bill since May, trying our best to defend the rights of vulnerable children and care leavers.

We believe all children and young people should have equal legal protection. Decisions must be based on the child’s needs, circumstances and wishes and feelings – not where they happen to live.

Read our briefing for MPs here.