In the Media

Victorian child neglect laws in 'urgent' need of overhaul, warns Baroness Butler-Sloss

PUBLISHED February 7, 2013

Baroness Butler-Sloss, the former President of the Family Division of the High Court, is leading a drive to overhaul the current laws, which date back to Victorian times, completely replacing the notion of neglect with a new crime of "child maltreatment".