30 Mar 2011

Enver Solomon, our Policy Director says, "The committee is right to urge the government to refine its proposals further and look in more detail at the impact of its wide ranging legal aid reforms.

"In the rush to achieve financial savings there is a real danger that the separate needs of children are overlooked, particularly those who are very vulnerable. Careful consideration must be given to them as a distinct group from adults so their access to justice is not restricted in the future.”

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For further information please contact Lorna Harris in The Children’s Society Media Team on 020 7841 4422 or via email Lorna.harris@childrenssociety.org.uk