VIDEO: Watch Article 39’s Director explain why we threatened legal action (from May 2020):
Article 39 has applied to the High Court for a judicial review of secondary legislation that dilutes or removes a series of duties, including around the arrangements under which social workers must visit children in care and IROs must carry out reviews of children’s care plans.
It came into force on 24 April after being laid before Parliament for one day, contrary to the customary 21-day period of scrutiny. Its introduction has attracted broad opposition, including from the Children’s Commissioner for England, the National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP).
Read full piece at source: Legal action launched to protect children in care
The National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP) and our chair, Sharon Martin are amongst those listed as opposed to the changes. Read more at source including how to add your name to the list: HERE