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Is the Children Act failing severely abused and neglected children?
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    The Children Act - why does everyone assume..?

    Dear Editor,

    I found this to be a deeply challenging and compelling piece. Whilst it may have been written some time ago, its sentiments are just as relevant today. What intrigued me about this was the simplicity with which it was written. This is essentially a good thing and it may lead to discussion. However, my response to the original question as to whether the Children Act is failing abused children is the co...

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    While having some sympathy with Drs Wynne and Speight...

    While having some sympathy with Drs Wynne and Speight over the despair that they feel about the containment of child neglect and abuse, the answer surely cannot be the wholesale transfer of children from the frying pan of their own homes (one notes that the West children remained in a way fond of their father despite truly appalling treatment at his hands) to the fire of local authority institutions staffed by paedophile...

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    Is the Children Act failing severely abused and neglected children

    I recognise that Drs. Speight and Wynne, wrote an unbalanced article (Is the Children Act failing severely abused and neglected children) to encourage discussion but I expect more respect for evidence in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

    I could trade insults based on factual inaccuracies (the Children Act was enacted in 1989 not 1990 and implemented in 1991), selective and inaccurate references and many unsuppor...

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