Tory shake-up will ‘put profiteers in charge of children’
by Conrad Landin
CHILDREN will be exposed to a “postcode lottery of protection” if new Tory legislation is passed into law, family court workers yesterday.
An emergency motion passed unanimously at union Napo’s annual general meeting said the government’s Children and Social Work Bill gives local councils power to slash and privatise support for vulnerable youngsters.
The Bill is due to be heard in the House of Lords later this month.
Family courts rep Nicky Kenny told the AGM the new laws would leave children “open to abuse of a different kind from the private profitmaking... read more
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