Release Date: 05 Feb 2013
In response to the Children and Families Bill, published today, Barnardo’s chief executive Anne Marie Carrie said:
In these difficult times protecting and promoting the well-being of the most vulnerable children in society must be our absolute priority, now more than ever.
We welcome the parliamentary precedence being given to the Children and Families Bill and we are supportive of the government’s efforts to break down unnecessary barriers and bureaucracy so that those children most in need are helped quickly and effectively.
In reforming the system our utmost concern must always be the child and we will always fight for their voice to be heard and their needs put first as any changes are made.”
Notes to Editors
Barnardo’s chief executive Anne Marie Carrie will introduce the Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson’s keynote speech, ‘Putting Vulnerable Children First’, at 10.30am, on Tuesday, February 5. The minister will discuss what the Department for Education is doing across children’s services to improve the life chances of vulnerable children in the context of the Bill. The event will be hosted by Barnardo’s, at the Institute for Government.