Monday, 21 May 2012

A Clear Case of Neglect

I can see no obvious problems with the way the criminal law on child cruelty has operated in the chilling case of a boy from Blackpool locked in a coal bunker. The parents have pleaded guilty to neglect and are likely to receive custodial sentences.

I remain utterly puzzled why some children’s charities seem to want to expend so much effort on changing the criminal law.