Children in care in “other arrangements”

Serious concerns about children in care living in unsafe and unsuitable accommodation are growing after BBC Newsnight recently reported over 5,000 teenagers are living in unregulated accommodation – up 70% from a decade ago. Several police forces were cited in the programme as having provided alarming evidence to a parliamentary group – of children in … Read more

Article 39 threatens legal action to protect vulnerable children

Article 39 has written to the Secretary of State for Education and government lawyers threatening a judicial review if a misleading document about local authority duties towards vulnerable children is not withdrawn. The document, produced by the Department for Education’s children’s social care innovation programme, claims to expose myths in common understandings of council legal … Read more

Article 39 and others urge withdrawal of ‘myth busting’ guidance on care system

Article 39 has joined forces with 49 other organisations and social work experts to urge the withdrawal of sections of a new ‘myth busting’ guide published on the Children’s Social Care Innovation site. The full text of the joint letter to the Minister for Children and Families is below. Carolyne Willow, Article 39’s Director, said: … Read more