Category Archive: Child Safeguarding

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

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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Sep 14

WALES/ENGLAND – Safeguarding boards to report SCR decisions to new expert panel

Heads of local safeguarding children boards (LSCB) must inform a new panel of experts within two weeks if they decide not to conduct a full serious case review (SCR) following a serious incident. The new panel will scrutinise LSCB decisions on serious case reviews. Image: Alex Deverill Operating guidelines for the new independent panel of …

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Jul 16

ENGLAND – Improving safeguarding for looked-after children: changes to the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010

Organisation: Department for Education Published: 25 June 2013 Policy: Improving the adoption system and services for looked-after children This consultation closes on 17 September 2013 Jump to consultation download Consultation This consultation seeks views on proposals to amend the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010. We are proposing these amendments to ensure …

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Jun 24

UK – Lack of social workers putting vulnerable children at risk

Vulnerable children are being put at risk by a chronic shortage of experienced social workers, according to research published today.   The supply of social workers will not equal demand until 2022, according to a paper from the think-tank Policy Exchange, a situation it says could have “tragic implications”. The shortage has resulted in a …

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May 18

ENGLAND – Council failed to safeguard children, finds Ombudsman

Compensation of £10,000 recommended for failings in handling complex neglect case Nottingham City Council failed to properly safeguard the welfare of two children over a four year period, finds an investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman. The Ombudsman has criticised the local authority for failing to properly safeguard the welfare of two children over a …

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