Welcome to another week.

As the Conservatives come to power this month, their plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a Bill of Rights has been placed in the hands of the new Justice Secretary, Michael Gove.

Some say the Human Rights Act is responsible for judgments which don’t sit well with the collective conscience, whilst others inside the family justice system take the view that it has become increasingly important as a means to protecting our ever-eroding freedoms. Meanwhile, no one as yet knows how the transition will work from Act to Bill, nor whether the end result will indeed be an improvement on the current legislation.

Our question to you then, is this: do you think the replacement of the Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights will bolster the child welfare system, or break it, both in the interim period, and after the Bill’s inception?

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