In the past few years, record numbers of children have been taken by the government into a broken system,
writes Christopher 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
Local authorities in England were looking after 68,110 children in March 2013 – a 14% increase since 2008. 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
Social work professor and former director of children’s services
Ray Jones says our world-leading child protection system under threat. Read more, click here.
Shake-up for Southampton City Council social services in wake of children’s deaths and damning Ofsted report. Read more here