Council services fail to protect children despite reforms
Many local authority child protection services are failing to adequately protect thousands of children three years after government reforms designed to protect vulnerable youngsters in the wake of the Victoria Climbié tragedy, an official report suggests today.
Asylum system hampered by lack of detention spaces
An “urgent” shortage of detention centre places is holding up the removal of failed asylum seekers, a senior government official warned yesterday.
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Dismal childcare record puts good work by councils in shadow
On-the-spot checks for childcare and assessments for a much wider range of services are to be introduced next month in an attempt to make public sector inspections more rigorous.
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