Children Act 1989 and a child’s rights thirty years later – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 7th, 2019 in children, human rights, news by tracey

‘The Children Act 1989 (CA 1989) received Royal Assent on 23 November 1989 (30 years ago); and it was in force from October 1991. It was a major reform of children law which required everyone – parents, children (when of “understanding”), judges, social workers, health professionals and lawyers – to learn a new set of legal concepts and attitudes. But what about children’s rights? And what has happened to the law’s regard for those rights since 1989?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th November 2019