Government is set to withdraw clause 32 of the Children and Social Work Bill

The government is set to withdraw clause 32 of the Children and Social Work Bill.  Follow the link below for more information

 
 
 

Furthermore:  Plans to allow councils to opt out of key legal duties to vulnerable children have been labelled a "serious danger" by a former government adviser

Plans to allow councils to opt out of key legal duties to vulnerable children have been labelled a "serious danger" by a former government adviser.  This article by 

Prof Eileen Munro, whose social work review inspired the Children and Social Work Bill, said the opt-outs create "more dangers than benefits".

Under the bill, children's rights and checks on care could be set aside by councils trying new ways of working.

Ministers said it was wrong to say that children would be at risk as a result.

Instead they argue the Bill is a bold approach to removing red tape and allowing innovative ways of working.