Children in care – the scandal that this election will ignore

In the past few years, record numbers of children have been taken by the government into a broken system,

writes Christopher BookerChristopher Booker. Over the coming weeks, I hope to explore some of the huge political issues that will scarcely be mentioned in this claustrophobically unreal election campaign. This week it is what I have often described here as one of the most disturbing scandals in Britain today, the catastrophic state of our highly secretive “child protection” system. Read more, click  here


Baby P effect takes children in care numbers to 25-year high, says NAO

Local authorities in England were looking after 68,110 children in March 2013 – a 14% increase since Six year old boy stands in corridor in pyjamas with teddy bear2008. Safeguarding is the means to identify children not who are being harmed, but are only suspected of being harmed and have them removed from loving, caring parents. Read more Click here