In times of increasing financial pressure, we must be confident that everything we do is worth doing.
Professor Eileen Munro highlights that there are consequences for families who are drawn unnecessarily into the net for a statutory intervention, ‘for these families, the experience ranges from unpleasant to highly traumatic, sometimes leaving them with a fear of asking for help in the future.…It is important to remember that the search for accuracy comes with a human cost that is borne by a child and parent (Munro 2nd Report).
Continue reading Supporting practitioners across agencies is key for the new political era
Recently, Prime Minister David Cameron proposed a threat to jail social workers and other public servants for ‘failing to protect’ children. These plans were supported by the Labour Party, with Yvette Cooper, the Shadow Home Secretary, reportedly saying Mr Cameron’s plans did not go far enough. Moreover, what is most troubling about Mr Cameron’s proposals are his comments about the protection of children and the compromise to safety.
Continue reading Frontline staff in children’s safeguarding need support not criticism from the political parties