Government must accept its parental duties, and fast

In responding today (2 February 2023) to the MacAlister review of children’s social care, whose final report was published in May 2022, the Department for Education has issued two consultation documents – one setting out the government’s strategy for reforming children’s social care, the other seeking feedback on the government’s draft National Framework for Children’s … Read more

Permission refused for Article 39 to take care discrimination challenge to Court of Appeal

Article 39 children’s rights charity is bitterly disappointed to share the news that our application to take our legal challenge against discriminatory legislation to the Court of Appeal has been refused.  In March this year, we lost our High Court challenge against secondary legislation introduced by the Department for Education which requires local authorities to … Read more

Teenagers across England asked: “what does care mean to you?”

Today, the #KeepCaringTo18 campaign group launches a call to action for 16 and 17 year-olds living in England. The campaign group wants to know what care looks and feels like to 16 and 17 year-olds, to help influence government policy. The views of all 16 and 17 year-olds are sought no matter where in England … Read more

Education Secretary urged to act decisively on care standards

Charities running the #KeepCaringTo18 campaign have today written to the Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, urging him to accept the care review’s recommendation that every child in care receives care where they live, and accelerate its implementation so that the whole care sector is clear about what is required to meet the needs and fulfil the rights … Read more