Council services improve at a cost


Improvements in councils’ child protection services have reduced
their capacity to offer support to other children.

Research by the Commission for Social Care Inspection due to be
published soon, finds that children within the child protection
system are better safeguarded but that the more personalised
service is resource-intensive.

The report, which contains messages from the CSCI’s inspections of
children’s services in 69 local authorities, also highlights a
“very real improvement” in the overall quality of social services
for children.

The results were revealed at Community Care Live Children
and Families, held in London this week. Further news from the event
will appear here next week.

Making Every Child Matter will be released in

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