With the UK police reporting more than 63,000 sexual offences against children, the Lanzarote Convention is an important step forward.
Because of human rights, it is illegal across the UK to beat children, families have legal protection from being separated and children are protected when giving evidence in courts.
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If child access is jeopardised, parents must have legal representation
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Parents were denied legal representation at a hearing to free their child for adoption. This breached their rights to a fair hearing and respect for family life, as the importance and complexity meant they should have legal representation.