Safeguarding children needs proper resources | Letters

  Jan Horwath writes that unless we recognise the need for well-resourced services, children remain vulnerable. Plus letters fromKen Rutter and Pamela Goldberg While services designed to protect Arthur Labinjo-Hughes were involved with the family, we do not know yet what could have been done differently to prevent his death; that is the subject for a learning review. I am not condoning poor practice; we must recognise and address this. However, we should appreciate the context: the system in England is “a 30-year-old tower of Jenga held together with Sellotape”,according to the chair of the independent review of children’s social care. I have facilitated workshops for practitioners working with child neglect throughout the pandemic. These practitioners are running on empty and yet have found inventive ways to ensure children continue to be protected. However, this is at significant cost. Continue reading... .. Full story on 

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