When care practice outflanks the law

Andrew Webb
Monday, August 26, 2019

It is 30 years since the Children Act 1989 received Royal Assent and despite the fact it has not subsequently been repealed or even substantially amended, the current "crisis" in the care system suggests that practice has drifted away from two of its key principles: that the state should work in partnership with parents; and that if families can be supported without recourse to the law, they should be.

Andrew Webb is a former ADCS president
Andrew Webb is a former ADCS president

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