Children and Young People Now - The Law

The most recent articles from children and the law
  1. The future of legal aid provision

    On 7 February, the government released its long-awaited post-implementation review (PIR) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). Published alongside the 289-page review...

  2. The Children's Commissioner for England's recent report Skipping School: Invisible Children looks at the growing number of children who are being educated at home, concluding that, while many parents who...

  3. Child abduction from the UK

    At the end of 2018, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) circulated information on the support available to people in cases of international parental child abduction, having provided assistance in...

  4. Immigration health surcharge

    The immigration health surcharge (IHS), the funds from which go to the National Health Service (NHS), was introduced under the Immigration Act 2014 in a clampdown on so-called "health tourism" and as part...

  5. The 2018 revised version of Department for Education statutory guidance Working Together To Safeguard Children follows a consultation in 2017 which set out the changes needed to support the new system...