Systemic and serious child protection failures – G4S and Medway Safeguarding Children Board

Medway Safeguarding Children Board has this afternoon published the serious case review it commissioned into the abuse of children in G4S-run Medway secure training centre, which was exposed by a BBC Panorama programme in January 2016. Carolyne Willow, Article 39’s Director, said: “This review confirms what millions of us watched on the BBC Panorama programme: … Read more Systemic and serious child protection failures – G4S and Medway Safeguarding Children Board

Article 39 threatens legal action to protect vulnerable children

Article 39 has written to the Secretary of State for Education and government lawyers threatening a judicial review if a misleading document about local authority duties towards vulnerable children is not withdrawn. The document, produced by the Department for Education’s children’s social care innovation programme, claims to expose myths in common understandings of council legal … Read more Article 39 threatens legal action to protect vulnerable children