Serious weaknesses in Cumbria council's safeguarding of children
Last updated at 12:50, Tuesday, 29 May 2012
An official probe has found serious weaknesses in safeguarding services for children in Cumbria.
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This is sad to hear and is not a reflection on the staff delivering the service but a reflection of the massive restructure within Cumbria county council! i believe the vision is to work smarter not harder ? well how can this be with the amount of staff being made redundant within the authority.How much does Julia morrison get paid ? 125K per year i believe! in the private sector she would be dismissed for that report
@Anon - "It's time this country realised that most children have one mummy and one daddy that can look after their offspring!"And what if they don't, or can't look after them? What exactly are you suggesting? Perhaps we should just abandon children to their fate - at least your Council tax bill would reduce a bit, Anon.
Even with my basic understanding of demography I can work out that 166 social workers is about 1 per 500 children in Cumbria. Across the whole of the UK there were 9,200 applications to take children into care in 11/12. So in Cumbria each social worker must have about 2 children in their care.It's time this country realised that most children have one mummy and one daddy that can look after their offspring! I wonder why my council tax is so expensive. It's also worth considering how much good could be done for all if this money was spent on 166 extra teachers!