The Department for Education has extended a handful of controversial exemptions to children’s social care regulations until March 2021 following a public consultation. The extended relaxations of legislation around safeguards and protections to vulnerable children will allow medical reports on prospective foster carers and adopters to be approved at a later date and permit visits between social workers and children to take place virtually when local lockdowns or self-isolation make in-person visits impossible. Around 55 further changes are set to lapse on 25 September, the government has said.

 

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