Croydon child protection work ‘needs improvement’

July 1, 2016 0 comments

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Child protection work in the London Borough of Croydon “needs improvement”, a multi-agency inspection has claimed. Ofsted, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, HM Inspectorate of Probation and the Care Quality Commission conducted a “Joint targeted area inspection of the multi-agency response to abuse and neglect”. The inspectors identified praiseworthy work in some fields but also areas…

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MIAMs down in 2016

July 1, 2016 0 comments

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The number of people who attended Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) in the first three months of 2016 is lower than it was over the same period last year. Newly published Ministry of Justice figures have revealed that between January and March only 3,384 MIAMs were held. This represents a 14 per cent drop…

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Judge dismisses care proceedings after injury verdict

July 1, 2016 1 comment

family life

A judge has dismissed care proceedings for two children after ruling that the youngest sibling’s injuries were accidental. In October 2014, the now two year-old boy in question, ‘J’, was taken to hospital by his parents. He had had an accident in the home which caused a fracture in his arm. His parents acted quickly…

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