Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Are We There Yet?

Today's post title is nothing to do with children in the back seat of a car...

In 2003 the Victoria Climbie Inquiry delivered its final report into the circumstances of her death. Among its recommendations to prevent a recurrence of such an event was a proposal (later taken up by the Government) to establish children's trusts which would provide better outcomes for children and young people by coordinating children's services in every local area.

However, a new report from the Audit Commission suggests that the new children's trusts have not been effective; among the issues highlighted are a lack of clear direction and slow progress to date. The report, which is entitled Are We There Yet? is available online, or you can also look at a summary of the main points.

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