Child safety update

21st June 1996 at 01:00
Residential special schools and independent boarding schools in England and Wales will be included in the Government's inquiry into safeguards for children living away from home, the Department of Health has announced.

John Major last week announced that the Government had appointed Sir William Utting to establish whether measures implemented since the introduction of the Children Act in 1991 are adequate and are being properly enforced. The prime minister was responding to concern over the apparently widespread abuse in children's homes in Clywd in the Seventies and Eighties.

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