Children’s rights legal digest – November 2023

Local Government Ombudsman recommends individual and service level remedies following council failings towards two children and their special guardians Background Mr and Mrs X started caring for two children (referred to in the decision as ‘B’ and ‘C’) as family foster carers after the children were removed from their home because of serious concerns about … Read more

In advocates’ shoes – Autumn 2023

In this issue we hear from the Youth Casework team at South London Refugee Association. The team undertakes advocacy type work with and on behalf of children in care and care leavers as part of their wider casework and support for children and young people under the age of 25 who are seeking asylum or … Read more

Children’s rights legal digest – October 2023

This judgment is connected to a set of proceedings relating to housing ([2022] EWHC 2008 (Admin)), education and social care provision by several public bodies across two local authority areas. Please note that the summary below relates to [2023] EWHC 489 (Admin) (07 March 2023), a claim by two children, ZB and DB, brought by … Read more

Child protection report reveals nature of serious harms in care

Article 39 has obtained a report from the Department for Education containing devastating information about children dying and suffering serious harm in care in England. The Department for Education had refused to release the report for nearly two years, and was ordered to do so after Article 39 won an information rights tribunal case last … Read more