Michael Gove to strip Doncaster Council of children’s ‘services’

Hi Tap,
My comment regarding 3 month agency social workers on 9th April was in relation to the Guardian article below. Can you add the article on. It wasn’t to do with the day old baby video.


I hope I am making sense.
Vicky Haigh

Michael Gove threatens to strip Doncaster council of children’s services

Education secretary says council has failed to overcome ‘serious and long-standing failures’ in child protection

Michael Gove
Michael Gove said he had ordered a review of Doncaster council’s social services for children. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

The education secretary, Michael Gove, has threatened to strip a council of its children’s services responsibilities after consistent failures in its social services performance.
Gove said Doncaster council had failed to overcome “serious and long-standing failures” in its child protection services despite heavy criticism in the wake of the notorious Edlington incident in 2009, when two brothers with a history of family violence sadistically tortured two other young boys.
In a letter to the Doncaster mayor, Peter Davies, Gove said he had ordered Julian Le Grand, a professor at the London School of Economics and a former policy adviser to Tony Blair, to carry out a review of the council’s social services for children.
The review will assess whether Doncaster can deliver a “sustainable and significant improvement in services” under existing arrangements and whether an “independent organisation” should in future deliver children’s services.
Although Le Grand will not deliver his report until the end of May, Gove has ordered the council in the meantime to hire external support to build up its child protection capacity and raise standards.
“I believe these steps are the ones required to establish the best possible chance of the very significant and sustainable change required in Doncaster,” Gove wrote.


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One Response to “Michael Gove to strip Doncaster Council of children’s ‘services’”

  1. Paul says:

    And the government covering up all of the pedophiles that have worked within government for years means our own government is complicit in child abuse and needs stripped of any involvement in our childrens lives.

    Corrupt incompetent pedophiles at work here again.

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