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Stop courts being able to grant care orders based on risk of future suffering

Submitted by Roy Sweeney on Thursday 28th July 2022

Published on Thursday 4th August 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Saturday 4th February 2023

Current Signatures: 1,895
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Avoid ~ Children ~ Courts ~ DOUBLED ~ Foster ~ Grant ~ INCREASE ~ Law ~ risk ~ Social Services ~ Years

Petition Action

Stop courts being able to grant care orders based on risk of future suffering

Petition Details

We believe current laws on removing children from parents are outdated and unjust. Currently a court can grant a care order removing children from their parents if they are 'likely to suffer harm'. This can mean children can be removed even if they have come to no harm. We believe this is wrong.

Additional Information

The laws need to be changed. The amount of children going into care has increased substantially in the last ten years. Some parents are going abroad to avoid the social services because they believe there is no alternative.


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