Children and young people in the news
Children's Commissioner mention: Children of parents who abuse alcohol miss out on support (CYP Now)
Children of parents who misuse alcohol are missing out on help and protection because local services sometimes fail to identify their needs, a report by the Office of the Children's Commissioner has found.
Children’s Commissioner mention: Mediation Matters: Divorcing and separating – information, signposting and legal aid (Family Law)
Last week's new MOJ / LAA legal aid and mediation data heralded repeated ‘bring back legal aid' choruses from some quarters. In fact, calls for a rethink came from a highly unlikely source, when the Justice Minister himself asked for a review of the impact on children, following the Children's Commissioner's Child's Rights Impact Assessment.
Children’s Commissioner mention: Childcare and access to legal aid solicitors: the human cost of reforms (Lawyer)
A new report from the Office of the Children's Commissioner regarding the impact of cuts to legal aid last year states that vulnerable, at-risk teenagers are being deprived of justice