Human rights committee criticises government actions to protect children during pandemic

A damning report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has raised questions about government decisions to protect vulnerable children in response to the coronavirus pandemic.In its latest review, the Government’s response to Covid-19: human rights implications, the committee highlights issues around government decisions to remove “vital” protections for looked-after children and those on the edge of care, changes to legislation allowing young offenders to be incarcerated for up to 23 hours a day and the impact of school closures on the most disadvantaged children. Read more.

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