Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is quoted in The Guardian as saying:
“… I think what people worry about is that maybe one bit of the system doesn't talk to another bit of the system and information can fall between stools. That's what the serious case review is all about."
The early indications are that people were talking to each other, but the wrong decisions were being made. There is a need for great caution here, remembering some of the wrong-headed and wasteful ideas that sprung-up in the wake of the Victoria Climbié tragedy.
Please Mr. Clegg, don’t go down the information-sharing-will-sort-it all-out road. It is more complex - much more complex – than that.