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Liz Fisher Frank
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Liz Fisher-Frank is a solicitor, writer and children’s rights campaigner. She set up and ran the Lawyers for Young People project. Liz has considerable experience in working with young people in the care system - most recently as head of the legal unit at the Children’s Society - and that experience has formed the basis of her efforts to increase awareness of the problems some children do face. Liz writes about the barriers children and young people face in accessing the law. She also writes fiction for young adults.

‘Don’t say children are at the centre of our justice system. They aren’t’

‘Don’t say children are at the centre of our justice system. They aren’t’

When talking about the new ‘parental involvement provisions’, Justice Minister Simon Hughes said: ‘We have made bold reforms so that the welfare of children is at the heart of the…

Rotherham: Child Sexual Abuse and Priorities

Rotherham: Child Sexual Abuse and Priorities

It’s headline news: Should Shaun Wright stand down? Important? Yes. But surely there are more important issues in this terrible story of violence, abuse and gross negligence by so many…

DIY law and equality of arms

DIY law and equality of arms

Picture this. Mercy arrives alone at the Magistrates’ Court. David, her ex and the father of their twins, is already there. He though is chatting with his solicitor. Mercy, feeling…

Law, young people and fiction

Law, young people and fiction

The Question : Is there a role for fiction in raising awareness of law and rights amongst young people and if so, is there a market for it ? The…

The care pendulum swings back

So, according to the House of Commons’ education select committee, it seems the care pendulum should be swinging back towards more children being placed in care. It’s interesting and maybe…

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