Children Bill background information

The Children Bill represents the government’s final
response to the appalling death of Victoria Climbie and comes
exactly six months after the green paper ‘Every Child Matters’ was

Charles Clarke

It ends the ‘piecemeal approach’ to policy on children’s issues
from previous governments condemned by education secretary Charles
Clake, who accused policy makers of “papering over the

“The tragic death of Victoria Climbie made us realise that we
simply can’t go on like this anymore,” he said as the government
published the green paper in September.

Main points from the green paper

All the main stories on the green paper

A round table discussion on the green paper’s main

Anne Bristow analyses the implications of the green paper for
social services


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