‘Joined-Up’ Children’s Services Failing – It’s Official

In my recent article for Public Servant magazine I speculated that the new ‘joined-up’ Children’s Services departments might have been a contributory factor in the failure to protect Baby P in Haringey.

Now it turns out that Children’s Services across the board are the worst performing service in English local government. The Audit Commissions latest CPA scores (comprehensive performance assessment) highlights the problem: Continue reading