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Making children’s care proceedings better

Thursday, May 2, 2013

BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour programme recently interviewed Meg Munn MP about making care proceedings for children better. Meg is chair of the Child Protection All-Party Parliamentary Group and the group recently issued a report making recommendations to government to change the current system. Debbie Jones from the Association of Directors of Children’s Services and care-leaver, Amy O’Donohue, also took part in the on-air discussion. 

Meg said:

“Our recent inquiry investigated a number of the government’s proposed family justice reforms, and proposed a series of constructive recommendations.  We found that older children in particular felt that the care proceedings were being done to them, rather than for them.  

We recommended that judges in care proceedings always offer children the chance to meet them, and that they deal with one judge throughout the whole process.  Unfortunately courts don’t always have judges who are trained in listening and working with children.  The government has said they’ll do something about this, and they just need to get on and do it.”

The Child Protection All Party Parliamentary Group exists to raise the profile of child protection in Parliament, keeping MPs and Peers informed and up to date with current legislation and policy and practice. The group looks for opportunities where action can be taken to investigate and influence policy. 

Information on the group at: http://www.megmunnmp.org.uk/press-view-entry.asp?type=Views&id=433

The group’s latest report can be found at:




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