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Climbie Foundation Head Speaks out

The link is to an article in Community Care which essentially argues the same case about failures that I am arguing. Interestingly there was also this snippet:

An independent social worker, who wished to remain anonymous, agreed with Dioum but said that the system has deteriorated since Laming’s inquiry.

She claimed that decisions about cases were being made higher up in the system while the assessments of frontline social workers were ignored. “It’s about targets, money and dogmatic procedures,” she said.

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moira said…
last week that agencies operated with “complacency and secrecy”. quote


So how is this secrecy supposed to help children,as Cafcass,NSPCC say, if they are dying.

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