Friday, 13 March 2009

Laming report; Reaction in quotes

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Reactions from local government, teaching unions, politicians and charity and children's services heads to Laming's child protection recommendations;
This report is a remarkable indictment of the state of child protection in this country. It is scathing about the unwieldy, overly bureaucratic nature of the regime currently in place. It reveals the problems we have with the information technology systems. We must fix the IT systems and expand the health visitor programme. We must publish serious case reviews. Refusing to publish serious case reviews after a child's death is like keeping the information from an aircraft's black box secret after an aviation disaster; it prevents us all learning the lessons we need to, and debating openly how we keep children safe. We cannot have a situation where we keep terrible errors secret.

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