Child protection law has averted disaster, but big changes are still needed

21 Mar 2017

Posted By: SG   |   Source: The Guardian   |   URL:


We’re living in difficult times, with cuts biting deep in many areas of life. Children are particularly vulnerable to such cuts because they have no voice and no power.

In a recent cross-party enquiry, it was found that: “89% of directors of children’s social services reported finding it increasingly challenging to fulfil their statutory duties towards children who need help to achieve or maintain a “reasonable” level of health and development. This includes children who are disabled, those whose parents are in crisis and children who may be at risk of harm.”

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Institution: Author: Tom Loughton