NSPCC still wants champion for all

Draft regulations for the children’s rights
director’s role in England issued last week have prompted a mixed
reaction from children’s charity NSPCC.

A spokesperson for the charity conceded that
the role of the children’s rights director had been strengthened
but said it was not a substitute for “a fully fledged children’s
commissioner to be a champion and watchdog for all 11 million
children in England”.

Children’s director Roger Morgan, who was
appointed last year, will examine all the services for children
regulated by the National Care Standards Commission.

l To download Draft Children’s Rights Director
Regulations go to www.doh.gov.uk/qualityprotects and look under
Stop Press. The deadline for responses is 11 April.

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