On 10 June 2020, seven weeks after the government removed or diluted 65 safeguards for children in care without prior public consultation or time allowed for parliamentary scrutiny, the Labour Party led a vote against the radical changes.
Labour’s motion was to annul (withdraw) The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (Statutory Instrument 445).
- 123 Members of Parliament supported Labour’s motion which would have reinstated the protections children in care had before 24 April 2020.
- 260 Members of Parliament voted to keep the government’s changes.
You can read the debate here.
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