Ministers use COVID-19 to destroy children’s safeguards

A statutory instrument published this afternoon makes unprecedented changes to regulations (secondary legislation) relating to the care and protection of vulnerable children and young people. The changes to 10 sets of regulations come into force tomorrow (24 April 2020), and are due to expire on 25 September 2020 – though this expiry date can be … Read more

Government document tells councils they can bypass legal obligations

A document recently published by the Department for Education tells councils what they are allowed to do in respect of the care and protection of children and young people. It is published on the Children’s Social Care Innovation site. As we wait for responses to our freedom of information (FOI) requests – see below – … Read more