Consultation over children’s social care exemptions ‘not valid’, damning review claims


A government survey seeking views over the extension of exemptions to children’s social care duties until 2021 is “not valid as a genuine consultation”, a damning academic review of Department for Education documents claims.

Professor Brid Featherstone is one of the authors of the review. Picture: University of Huddersfield
Professor Brid Featherstone is one of the authors of the review. Picture: University of Huddersfield

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