Monthly Archives: June 2016
Determining the best approach for children in care has been the centre of prominent parliamentary debate this year. A yearlong inquiry by Lord Laming determined that children who grow up in care are six times more likely to commit a crime than other young people. This significant demarcation led to the government announcing its intention to introduce new legislation to tackle these concerns about the care system.
In May, the Children and Social Work Bill was introduced in the House of Lords. The goal of the Bill is to improve the opportunities available to children in care as they grow into adulthood. A key aspect in reaching this altruistic aim is increasing the number of children adopted when it is in their best interests.
As a result of this, courts and local councils will be required to take better account of a child’s need for stability…