Damned if they do, damned if they don't
The excuse used by people to defend the current system is that Children's services are "damned if they do and damned if they don't".
The problem is that when you look in detail at situations considerable questions are asked. The linked story is one where the investigation was recently released into the death by starvation. It seems odd that nothing could be done.
At the same time the system clearly intervenes where it shouldn't. In the mean time the UK's figures for child deaths (the only abuse statistic that is properly comparable between countries) show a relative decline in the UK's position.
I am working on getting some form of generalised review of the UK's system of Public Family Law. Comparing countries is difficult because the stastics are not that comparable. However, we cannot allow the current mess to continue.