The Children Act 1989 embodied a change in philosophy by making the child’s welfare the courts ‘paramount’ concern, moving away from the concept of parental rights towards the right of the child. It embraced the idea of shared parental rights and responsibilities and that children are best cared for within their families but not at the expense of suffering avoidable significant harm.
Has the Act done right by children since 1989? Has it adapted to the challenges of childhood and society?
No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.
Cost: Free of Charge
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More information at this website.2019-01-31 18:00 2019-01-31 18:00 Europe/London The 30th Anniversary of The Children Act 1989: Is It Still Fit For Purpose? Has the Act done right by children since 1989? Has it adapted to the challenges of childhood and society? https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/01/31/the-30th-anniversary-of-the-children-act-1989-is-it-still-fit-for-purpose-189248 Museum of London,150 London Wall, London,London,London