Monday, 9 March 2009

Social Services Covering Up Major Failures

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Dozens of social services departments across the country have been covering up serious failures, an independent review into the death of Baby P will warn.
Councils will reportedly be criticised for putting children at risk by overloading social workers with red tape and targets when the report is published on Thursday.
The review by Lord Laming follows the death of 17-month-old Baby P who suffered more than 50 injuries at the hands of his mother, her boyfriend and their lodger.
The toddler's death came despite 60 contacts with the Haringey council over eight months.
Lord Laming's report will say the Government's obsession with reports, ''performance indicators'' and middle managers has left social workers isolated and overworked.

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