It is not illegal for Children in Childrens Homes to speak out, a Freedom of Information Request has revealed. 
Whilst apparently Jack Straw did try and pass legislation to make it illegal in Part 2 of the Children, Schools and Families Act 2010 the provisions never commenced as they were repealed by section 17(4) of the Crime and Courts Act 2010, following a recommendation by the Justice Select Committee. This is contained in an answer  to a Freedom of Information request.
“I can confirm that the department holds information that you have asked for. The information you have requested refers to Part 2 of the Children, Schools and Families Act 2010 however, these provisions never commenced as they were repealed by section 17(4) of the Crime and Courts Act 2010, following a recommendation by the Justice Select Committee. ,I am pleased to inform you that you can access it via the following links: http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2009-10/childrenschoolsandfamilies/stages.html ”
This is important as children ARE allowed by the law to speak out and should not be put off by statements that Jack Straw introduced this, because it did not go through the whole process necessary to become law.
What is pertinent is why Jack Straw should want this draconian, fundamentally unjust repulsive and nasty legislation to be brought in. Why should he want to stop innocent children whistleblowing over child sexual abuse against them often by representatives of the very authority that was supposed to care for them and be responsible for them? Hey Jack, Why?
It may also be worth researching the provisions of the bill and the minutes of the Justice Select Committee to find more precise details of the bills and justice committee minutes 
Was Jack Straw influenced by the fact that some of his friends and fellow politicians were paedophiles? Was this a desperate attempt to stop the truth coming out not only that Labour politicians are paedophiles but highest level politicians of ALL parties?
There is a conspiracy of silence by politicians, about paedophilia amongst high level policitians. Honest politicians, please speak out…
Add to the mix
- A corrupt police at high level (currently under numerous often laughably called independent investigations). Honest police please speak out..
- A corrupt and blackmailing press (Murdochs willing lapdogs in court at present). Bypass them and everyone please speak out..
- Corrupt and blackmailing secret services (some currently in secret courts but incredibly difficult to bring to account) . They must be made fully directly accountable or even abolished.
- The Crown Prosecution Service (at present morally corruptly claiming they are exempt from internal review on Freedom of Information requests precisely because they have illegally not answered ). Replace the corrupt “justice” system with a peoples common law court
- Unaccountable secretive freemasons implicated in most of the paedophile scandals and cover ups
- The publics continued but reducing reluctance to believe that anyone could be so depraved.
- The child sexual abuse, forced adoption and child stealing is widespread.
- Child sexual abuse infests all the higher reaches of our so called democratic society. The victims need your help –please believe and please speak out for our children….
Happy Solstice and lets make next year the year we reach critical mass and expose the true extent of child abuse in our country
Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this report. The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers. National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups. Other useful sites are One in Four [C] and Havoca [D]
Links and References
 2000 Sept 9 Independent Jack Straw’s brother found guilty of indecent assault on girl, 16 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/jack-straws-brother-found-guilty-of-indecent-assault-on-girl-16-698881.html
[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html
[B] NAPAC http://www.napac.org.uk/
[C] One in Four http://www.oneinfour.org.uk/
[D] Havoca http://www.havoca.org/HAVOCA_home.htm
The truth will out, the truth will shout..