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Legal Updates

25 April 2020

More coronavirus regulations and the implications for children in care

The Adoption and Coronavirus (Amendment) Regulations 2020 make sweeping and unprecedented temporary changes to the legislation which affords basic protection to children in care, many of whom have or will come into contact with the youth justice system. The Government has justified the removal of these protections by stating that it is necessary ‘to assist the children’s social care sector during the coronavirus pandemic’.