Ministers are using coronavirus as an excuse to erode child protection

Last month, the government removed or diluted more than 60 legal protections for children in care without any public consultation or parliamentary debate.

They include social worker visits, six-monthly reviews, independent scrutiny of fostering and adoption, the skills and experiences of children’s home staff, placements of children many miles from home, the notification of criminal convictions, and more. A single statutory instrument was used to make around 100 amendments to 10 separate sets of regulations.

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