Children's Rights

Twelve years ago, at around midnight on 8 August, 14-year-old Adam Rickwood was found hanging by his trainer laces in his cell in Hassockfield Secure Training Centre (STC).

The Children and Social Work Bill gravely threatens children's rights. Without any evidence that children's entitlements, and local authority duties, get in the way of delivering effective children's services, Clause 15 permits the removal or alteration of countless social care legal requirements. Clause...

If the decency of a society can be judged by the way it treats its children, then the questions the United Nations has put to the UK Government bring us shame.