Is child safeguarding compromised or boosted by freedoms from laws?

Neil Puffett
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The struggles of two councils given freedoms from safeguarding duties has boosted opposition to the government's exemption clause plans. But social work leaders are split on whether freedoms increase safeguarding risks.

Some experts say delays in child protection assessments have the potential to increase risk. Picture: Phils Photography/Adobestock
Some experts say delays in child protection assessments have the potential to increase risk. Picture: Phils Photography/Adobestock

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