Monday, 9 March 2009

Failed - Baby P report slams cover-up

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COUNCILS across the country will be slammed this week for COVERING UP serious failures by social workers which are putting children at risk.
A review commissioned after the horrific death of 17-month-old Baby P warns that DOZENS of social services departments have concealed serious failures.
And it says town hall bosses are putting children in peril by overloading social workers with red tape and targets.
The new report by Lord Laming follows his landmark inquiry into the death in 2000 of tortured eight-year-old Victoria ClimbiƩ (below left), after which he called for a total overhaul of child protection systems.
But in his latest review out on Thursday he will reveal that many of his reforms, supposed to have been introduced four years ago, have still not been properly implemented.
He will point out that information about children at risk of abuse is not being widely circulated — even since Baby P died in August, 2007.

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