‘Working in partnership with families is crucial to safeguarding the interests of children’

This month, a local child safeguarding practice review into the horrific killing of 16-month-old Star Hobson is expected to publish its findings. By May, the government’s review into the circumstances behind six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes’s murder is due to make recommendations around improvements to local and national child safeguarding practice. The two children’s deaths have of course been devastating for their families, and have dismayed the country. Arthur and Star – and the harm they endured – have been on the minds of many, including all of us for whom safety, care and wellbeing of children is central to, and the motivation for, our work. Read more.

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