Category Archive: Child Protection

Jan 12

WALES/ENGLAND – Children’s services expenditure by local authorities planned to fall by £234m

Budgets for looked after children and safeguarding due to rise     The Office for National Statistics has released details of planned expenditure by local authorities on a range of services relating to schools, education, children and young people’s services for the financial year April 2013 – March 2014. The figures in the release include …

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Jan 11

ENGLAND – Health watchdog announces launch of targeted child protection inspections

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) launched a dedicated child protection inspection regime of health services in England.   Health visitors will be one of the services to have their child protection arrangements inspected by the CQC. Image: Mark Pinder The two-year project will target health services in 110 council areas where CQC research has shown …

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Jan 11

UK – Daniel Pelka: New report to look into why child protection workers failed to intervene in tragic case of boy beaten to death

Four-year-old died of a head injury in March last year after a campaign of abuse by his mother and stepfather   A new report will be published into exactly why child protection workers failed to intervene in the case of a four-year-old beaten to death by his mother and stepfather. A safeguarding children board is …

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Jan 11

WALES/ENGLAND – Social workers may be targeted online following Munby video footage ruling

The risk of aggrieved parents posting defamatory material will only increase following Lord Justice Munby’s decision Some social workers have had personal details on Facebook used against them. Photograph: David J. Green /Alamy   The recent landmark ruling by Lord Justice Munby that allowed a father to post a video of social workers removing his baby is worrying …

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Dec 28

ENGLAND – Social work leaders call for better use of SCRs as learning tools

Reports into child deaths should be changed to allow all child protection professionals to learn lessons from tragedies like the Daniel Pelka case, it has been claimed   Children’s social workers reported not having enough time to read serious case reviews. Image: Phil Adams   The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is calling for …

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Dec 28

ENGLAND – Many councils still ‘inadequate’ on child protection

One-third of councils previously judged by inspectors to have child protection weaknesses are still failing to meet minimum requirements, figures show.   The death of Daniel Pelka has once again raised the issue of child protection in the UK   Fifty councils in England have been re-inspected by Ofsted over the past 16 months after …

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