Is child protection turning into an emergency service?

The NSPCC has published the How safe are our children? 2014 report. It compiles the most robust, up-to-date child protection data that exists across each of the four nations in the UK. Key messages include: child protection is turning into an emergency service which can only react to the most serious cases due to insufficient early support services, more families struggling financially and higher thresholds.
Source: NSPCC Inform 31 March 2014
Further information:    How safe are our children? 2014

“My confidence in making referrals has definitely increased and I feel I am in a better position to effectively engage with the child protection process.

“The course was extremely well devised and prepared.