Report of evidence presented to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children: Inquiry into children’s social care

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Devine, L. and Parker, S. (2016) Report of evidence presented to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children: Inquiry into children’s social care. Technical Report. All Party Parliamentary Group for Children, London, UK. Available from:

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Evidence indicates that, over the past five years in England, overall demand for children’s social care services has increased, while English local authorities’ spending power has decreased. The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children (APPGC) has launched a new inquiry to address local arrangements for the delivery of children’s social care services in light of changes in resources and demand, a new inspection framework and diversity in performance and outcomes. While the focus of the inquiry will be on services in England, the inquiry will seek to draw upon evidence of challenges and effective responses across the devolved nations in order to share examples of practice across the UK. To inform the inquiry, the APPGC is calling on stakeholders across the children’s sector to submit written evidence on the current state of arrangements for the provision of children’s social care, including services for safeguarding children and for helping looked after children and children in need. This paper represents evidence presented to the APPG for Children Inquiry by Dr Lauren Devine & Mr Stephen Parker, informed by the research findings from the Economic & Social Research Council funded project 'Rethinking Child Protection Strategy'.

Item Type: Report or Working Paper (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: children's social care, child protection, safeguarding, rethinking child protection strategy, ESRC
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Law
Depositing User: Professor L. Devine
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 09:03
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 11:38


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