In our latest article for Jordans, we chose to talk about the growing body of evidence which suggests strongly that the government’s budget cuts, largely directed at the most vulnerable in society, are visibly placing our children at risk.
From the current research available produced by well respected think tanks, academics and charities, to the increasing strain on support services where children and young people can no longer get the help they need, economic policy, far from improving outcomes, is creating a perfect storm for the next government to battle.
But the Family Justice System has a part to play in protecting vulnerable children, and it must do more. The President of the Family Division is, much to his credit, trying to do just that, but one lone voice is not enough. In this piece, we argue that everyone inside the sector must stand up for the rights of the child, and find ways to protect them from the terrible injustices they are now facing.