Care for all children in care

Article 39 is working with other charities and social work experts to press for all children in care (up to age 18) to receive care. Current government plans only guarantee this to age 16. UPDATE, 27 February: we have received data from the Department for Education in response to our freedom of information request. See … Read more Care for all children in care

Government’s plans for children in care seriously disappointing

The Department for Education has today announced a public consultation on its plans for children in care who are placed in unregulated accommodation by local authorities. Staff who work in such accommodation are not legally permitted to provide care to children; they may only provide support. Government proposals include: A ban on under 16 year-olds … Read more Government’s plans for children in care seriously disappointing

Monthly children’s rights legal digest – February 2020

This issue zooms in on two recent judgments highlighting the right to family life. The first case relates to two sisters separated during care proceedings and the failure of the local authority to ensure access to advocacy as a means of supporting the older sister to challenge the separation. The second case looks at the … Read more Monthly children’s rights legal digest – February 2020