Working Together to Safeguard Children

“The Government will shortly be publishing radically revised statutory guidance for consultation… A new inspection framework also comes into operation in May. These fundamental changes will make a significant contribution to helping the system re-orientate itself… This is the time when local services and professionals need to seize the opportunity to move towards a child-centred system.” [Munro Review progress report, DfE, April 2012]

This paper looks at the task facing DCSs, who carry much of the responsibility for reorientation of the system in line with the Munro review findings which have been very largely adopted by the Government, and have given rise to the changes referred to in the quotation above.