Child protection outsourcing plans 'dead in the water', claims Loughton

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014

Controversial plans to allow councils to outsource child protection services are “dead in the water” following the departure of Michael Gove from the Department for Education, former children’s minister Tim Loughton has claimed.

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