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PRESS RELEASE: Amendment of s.41 and rights of media

JOINT PRESS RELEASE FROM THE INTERDISCIPLINARY ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN

The Forthcoming Improving Schools and Safeguarding Children Bill: Amendment of s.41 of the Children Act 1989 and Extension of the rights of the media in family proceedings.

The organisations listed below have come together as an Interdisciplinary Alliance for Children to express their deep concern about Government plans to use the forthcoming Schools and Safeguarding Bill as a vehicle to amend key legislation in relation to the protection of children, without proper consultation with key stakeholders in the family justice system within the terms of the Cabinet Code on Consultation. Nor has there been an impact assessment of the dangers for and feelings of the children concerned.

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