Children Act ‘betrayed’ in climate of cuts

18th April 2019

Barrister: Sarah Phillimore
Source: Community Care
Summary: Cuts to services have “essentially betrayed the legacy of the Children Act 1989” by piling pressure on families and social workers, driving the current rise in care proceedings, a leading family lawyer told a debate yesterday. Sarah said she believed “the outcome of proceedings is moving ever further away from what was hoped for by those who framed the Children Act.”

Sarah Phillimore