Local authorities' child protection services 'failing vulnerable youngsters'

Local authorities' child protection services 'failing vulnerable youngsters'
 

The chair of an influential House of Commons committee said it was "horrifying" that more than three-quarters of local authority child protection services were found to be inadequate or requiring improvement, despite annual spending of £1.8 billion on children's social work.
Spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) found that demand for help and protection is rising, with a 124% increase in the past 10 years in the number of serious cases where a local authority believes a child may be suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.
In March 2015, 3% (391,000) of... read more

 
12 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 32
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