Delays in child care proceedings "highly damaging"
Vulnerable children are being "damaged" by delays in care proceedings in England and Wales, a charity has said.
Barnardo's wants to see a 30-week limit after figures showed children waited an average of 57 weeks, sometimes in abusive homes, for county courts to make care or supervision orders.
Anthony Douglas is the chief executive of The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
09 Aug 2010