Adoption Targets & Bonuses

I couldn’t really nail this in my “follow the money” pieces (part 2 here), but it is important. I was thinking that a starting point might be an FOI request to the Department for Education, and had in mind these questions   1. Has the UK Government...

Follow the money Part Two

Follow the Money Part Two (please read Part One first, which sets out the context and purpose)   Social workers The social worker is the person at the sharp end. On any individual case, they have to make the judgment call as to whether the situation can work at home...

Follow the money Part One

During the investigation of the Watergate scandal by Woodward and Bernstein, their source “Deep Throat” (if you aren’t familiar with this story, don’t google that phrase at work) told them to “Follow the money” It is an accusation often made about child protection...

Statistics and emotional harm

Emotional harm is the type of harm to children which divides people most. It is not hard to understand why children shouldn’t be hit or beaten, why they should not be subjected to sexual harm, why parents heroin or alcohol misuse causes problems for children, or that...