More Councils Using Section 20 Arrangements To Keep Children In Care Illegally

Another great blog from Researching Reform – is it any wonder that people say that the state steals and kidnaps children?

Researching Reform

A damning judgment has revealed that another council is using Section 20 Agreements – which are intended to be voluntary – to force children into care indefinitely. 

Herefordshire county council kept a boy in state care for his whole life without getting the consent of a court, which is required by law. The judge identified 14 other children in the council’s care who had been separated from their parents and placed in care for inappropriate periods of time.

In his judgment, Judge Keehan said he had never before come across a situation in which a council had “so seriously and serially failed to address the needs of the children in its care, and so seriously misused, and indeed abused” its statutory powers.

Unlike Judge Keehan, we have often seen Section 20 Agreements being used illegally, across a number of councils. The practice is so common that in 2015, President of the…

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One Response to More Councils Using Section 20 Arrangements To Keep Children In Care Illegally

  1. Pingback: Child Abuser Morris Fraser, Factual Errors by NI Child Abuse Inquiry | HOLLIE GREIG JUSTICE : SUPPORTING FRESH START @FSFtruthjustice

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