- Serious and seemingly intractable problems in recruiting and retaining child protection social workers
- Highly bureaucratic systems and working practices
- Out-dated and misguided approaches to improving safety and quality in child protection work
- A chronic shortage of foster-parents
- A dispirited workforce
- Services which continue to be driven by producer interests and internally agreed targets, rather than by the needs and wants of abused and neglected children
- The blame culture
Another year over ... and a long way to go. And there's still no sign of the Khyra Ishaq serious case review!!