JCHR report on the Children and Social Work Bill

The Joint Committee on Human Rights published its report on the Children and Social Work Bill in October 2016.

The report welcomed the Government’s Children and Social Work Bill as including significant enhancements of the rights of children in England and Wales, but recommends that Parliament take the opportunity presented by the Bill to enhance the protection of children’s rights. In particular it calls for England to follow the Scottish and Welsh example of duty to have due regard to children’s rights.