Children and Young People Now - The Law

The most recent articles from children and the law
  1. What is legal aid? Legal aid is funding provided by the government to help meet the costs of some types of legal advice to people otherwise unable to afford legal representation. Not all areas of law...

  2. This ruling by the Supreme Court provides new guidance on the liability of local authorities for failing to protect vulnerable children against abuse or neglect, whether the child is officially in the...

  3. A significant number of children and young people with learning disabilities, autism or complex needs are detained in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Tier 4 inpatient hospitals or adult mental...

  4. Assessing age of asylum seekers

    After years of concerns being raised by campaigners working with asylum seekers, the Home Office has significantly revised its guidance on "Assessing Age", following a Court of Appeal finding that its...

  5. Children and young people who go missing from home or care can be extremely vulnerable. For 2017/18, the Department for Education reported that 11,530 young people went missing 70,250 times - an average...

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