Thursday, 11 September 2014

A Serious Case Review for the case of Ashya King

I understand that Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board will be holding a Serious Case Review into the case of Ashya King. 

That’s the right thing to do. 

Let’s hope that the report – which I am told should be available in about 6 months time - looks beyond what happened and tries to discover why it happened. I think that it will be more important to examine the culture in which child protection is practiced rather than simply list ‘failures’ in the mechanics of inter-agency co-operation.