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It is not just a question of funding; more likely one of leadership & management

The Department for Education has recognised since 2010 that child protection services are not good enough but its subsequent response has not yet resulted in better outcomes.

Spending on children’s social work, including on child protection, varies widely across England and is not related to quality.  Neither the DfE nor authorities understand why spending varies, according to a National Audit Office report.

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NAO:  Children in need of help or protection

Children’s Commissioner comments on NAO's report on Children in Need of Care or Protection

LGA responds to NAO report on children in need of help or protection

While some records are critical / important (child protection, immunisation, etc.)...

Should have been done years ago

Impacts on all parts of UK

Before you have ‘a place of safety’ one needs ‘a system that identifies a need for safety and then acts to meet that need’

If it wasn’t for Grexit and Tunisia this would be front page news

‘Root & Branch’ reform is so difficult to achieve despite the best of intentions

While being ‘relentless in our search for the truth’, we must be careful to highlight any good practices

Unlike Manchester, No TV headlines for this report!

Governance, Risk and Compliance: Creating an Effective Business Case for a GRC Platform