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

21 Mar 2017

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Posted By: SG   |   Source: The Guardian   |   URL: http://bit.ly/2mL0wBi

 

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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