Bury Council beefs up child safeguarding procedures after breaches in 2015



Child safeguarding procedures have been beefed up following the sentencing of a councillor who possessed indecent images of children.
The move follows investigations into Bury Council's handling of the Simon Carter affair in 2015.
Independent inquiries into the council's response to the arrest of then councillor and school governor Carter led to the resignations of chief executive Mike Owen and children's services director Mark Carriline.
The council has implemented recommendations in relation to safeguarding and adoption procedures by Malcolm Newsam.
A report detailing these improvements... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 49
Source: Bury Times
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