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U-turn so vulnerable children don't lose protection.

U-turn so vulnerable children don't lose protection.

The government has backed down over plans that would have allowed social services departments to set aside the rights of vulnerable children.

A key part of the Children and Social Work Bill is being axed after Lord Laming, who chaired the Victoria Climbie inquiry, joined a campaign against it.

He met Education Secretary Justine Greening to oppose the changes.

Labour had described the plan as a "dangerous proposal".

The legal duties in question were laid down in several acts of Parliament and related to nearly all the social care services children receive from local authorities.

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