DfE withdraws ‘mythbuster’ following charity’s legal threat

The Department for Education has withdrawn its controversial “mythbuster” for local authorities after a children’s rights charity mounted a High Court challenge. The DfE said it had taken the decision to remove the guidance from circulation, rather than “divert time and public money to litigation”. Last month, Article 39 applied for a judicial review of the department’s decision to publish the document, which it claimed “removes important statutory safeguards” for children. Read more.