Magistrates issue 'exemption clause' warning

Joe Lepper
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Magistrates have added their voice to fears that measures in the Children and Social Work Bill to allow councils to opt out of children's legislation will undermine the rights of vulnerable young people.

The Magistrates Association has warned that government plans to allow local authorities to opt out of the requirements of social care legislation could leave children more vulnerable. Picture: Becky Nixon
The Magistrates Association has warned that government plans to allow local authorities to opt out of the requirements of social care legislation could leave children more vulnerable. Picture: Becky Nixon

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