Charity threatens legal action on changes to safeguarding laws

By Ann McGauran | 20 May 2020

A charity has threatened legal action against the Department for Education (DfE) if it does not withdraw a statutory instrument that makes changes to safeguards for children in care in England.

The letter before action issued by Irwin Mitchell on behalf of children’s rights charity Article 39 claims the government has acted unlawfully by failing to consult on the changes and in not giving any time for scrutiny in Parliament.

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