http://chrismillsblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/consultation-2-about-document-entitled.htmlGenerally I am perplexed about why anyone thought it a good idea to try to subsume guidance concerning the Framework of Assessment of Children in Need into guidance on child protection. I see nothing in the Munro report to suggest that such a mishmash of guidance would result in better services.
It was only the other day that I remembered who first made this proposal. It was none other than Lord Laming in the Victoria Climbie Enquiry. Recommendation 13 of the Laming Report states:
The Department of Health should amalgamate the current Working Together and the National Assessment Framework documents into one simplified document.(http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_4008654 page 373)Not remembering that it was Laming who made this suggestion left me feeling just a little bit foolish ... but not as silly as the suggestion itself!!