Monday, 7 August 2017

Must children fall into crisis before they get the help they need?

"Children’s services are under increasing pressure. As purse strings tighten, and children’s services have to respond to an ever-widening range of challenges, is there a risk we often only help those in most dire need?
A group of MPs and Peers is aiming to understand these pressures, and establish how high the bar is before services step in to help a child in need.
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children (APPGC) is conducting a new Inquiry into the causes of variation in the thresholds for accessing children’s social care services. We are keen to hear directly from social workers about how decisions around threshold levels are made in practice. "
NCB accessed 07-08-17

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