Woeful response to child sexual abuse inquiry

The Home Secretary Suella Braverman made a statement in the House of Commons on 22 May, setting out the government’s response to the seven-year Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). This was the UK’s largest-ever public inquiry, and its final report, published in October 2022, made 20 recommendations. Some of these recommendations had been … Read more

Children’s rights legal digest – May 2023

In this issue we zoom in on a 2018 judicial review in which the High Court found a local authority had failed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in need, breaching statutory duties under the Children Act 1989 and Children Act 2004. In the same judgment, the High Court concluded a local housing … Read more