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Child Advocates

Volume 928: debated on Thursday 17 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in the light of the Wayne Brewer case, he will consider full implementation of the clauses in the Children' Act 1975 relating to child advocates.

We expect shortly to be consulting the local authorities' associations about the resources available for implementation of further provisions of the Children Act 1975. In these discussions we will bear in mind what the Review Panel in this case said about extending the arrangements for separate representation of a child to include opposed applications for the discharge of care or supervision orders.