Petition Improving UK child protection legislation

We ask the Government to act to improve UK Child Protection Legislation for the benefit of all children and families.

10,000 children a year in the UK are removed from their families. This is the most draconian act the State can take against an individual. All efforts must be made to ensure the State gets these decisions right.

We ask the Government to act to implement the following measures:

1. All child protection decisions to be made on evidence based fact.

2. Parents to be informed of the case against them and the evidence relied upon.

3. No family to be assessed by experts who have not met them.

These measures will reduce the number of children wrongly removed from their families, freeing up Local Authority resources for the most vulnerable

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It was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

369 signatures