Children’s rights legal digest – January 2023

Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal reached an important decision which clarified the use of section 20 of the Children Act 1989 as a long-term care solution in circumstances where there is ‘full collaboration’ between the parent/s and the local authority, and where the child’s needs clearly require this. Reflecting on the interplay between … Read more

Care means having someone regularly around and being loved and protected, teenage survey reveals

A major dispute between children’s rights advocates and the Department for Education over the meaning and importance of care could be resolved if ministers would listen and act on the views of 16 and 17 year-olds, campaigners say. An online survey undertaken by the children’s rights charity Article 39, as part of the national #KeepCaringTo18 … Read more