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Children’s minister: We will amend the Children and Social Work Bill

timpson22editBy Edward Timpson. First published in Community Care on December 5th 206.

Edward Timpson sets out the government’s plans for its children and social work reforms:

[…] I have heard the concerns raised over the clauses on the power to innovate and today, in response to these concerns, I will tell the House that we plan to introduce a much altered and improved set of clauses for consideration by parliament. These powers will give local authorities an opportunity to try different ways of delivering better services to children, while maintaining their fundamental rights and ensuring they still receive the services they need. Some commentators have suggested that the power to innovate would place children at risk. This is simply wrong. The whole point of the power is to improve services for children.

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