This report by Lord Laming was commissioned by the Children’s Secretary Ed Balls in November 2008 and looks at Children’s Services across England. It is intended to make sure that good practice becomes standard practice in every service. This includes recommendations on improving the inspection of safeguarding services and the quality of Serious Case Reviews as well as recommendations on improving the help and support children receive when they are at risk of harm. The document aims to: evaluate the good practice that has been developed since the publication of the report of the Independent Statutory Inquiry following the death of Victoria Climbié; identify the barriers that are now preventing good practice becoming standard practice; and recommend actions to be taken to make systematic improvements in safeguarding children across the country.
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