Friday, 24 January 2014

Child protection failure

Social services are often accused of removing the wrong children from their families. As often happens in tragic cases it is discovered that the family were known to social services but they chose to do nothing. The death of the 11 month old baby killed by his mother is no exception:
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead was in the vanguard of David Cameron's Big Society scheme when it was launched in 2010.
A review into the death of an 11-month-old boy killed by his mother criticises child protection practice at the cost-cutting council which leads David Cameron's Big Society agenda.
Callum Wilson was known to social workers at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, one of four so-called vanguard Big Society authorities.
He was fostered at birth but was returned to his mother seven months later, who then pretended to friends he was a relative's baby.
A serious case review, as yet unpublished, is understood to question the assessment and monitoring of the family.

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