Councils freed from social care obligations 'left children at risk'

Neil Puffett
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Two local authorities where children's services are currently rated "inadequate" for leaving children at risk, were previously granted exemptions from statutory guidance on children's social care, it has emerged.

Two councils that were granted dispensation from statutory timescales for completing child protection assessments were later found to have left children at risk. Picture: Morguefile
Two councils that were granted dispensation from statutory timescales for completing child protection assessments were later found to have left children at risk. Picture: Morguefile

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