Earlier this week, prime minister David Cameron announced a series of measures he appears to believe will help tackle child sexual exploitation.
They include a proposed consultation on whether the crime of wilful neglect by professionals should include children’s social workers, educators and elected council members who fail to prevent child sexual exploitation.
It elicited an unprecedented response from the social work profession, with more than 200 comments posted on our website and Facebook page in less than 24 hours.
Commenters on Community Care had mixed views on the proposals
On Facebook, there was a clear disapproval of the plans
However, with every cloud…
Concerns were also voiced on Twitter
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