Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Task force to be sent to protect vulnerable children in Northamptonshire

Task force to be sent to protect vulnerable children in Northamptonshire Ministers are to send in a task force to crisis-hit Northamptonshire County Council after it emerged hundreds of vulnerable children were being placed at greater risk of harm because of rapidly deteriorating frontline child protection services..

The move follows publication of a highly critical letter by Ofsted inspectors revealing that children referred to council social services were not effectively supported or protected, with 267 young people waiting up to four months to be assessed and allocated a social worker. The Guardian

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