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CHILD PROTECTION PLS NO HELP, SAYS FOSTER

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Government performance indicators for child protection services will not always identify poor practice, the Audit C...
Government performance indicators for child protection services will not always identify poor practice, the Audit Commission has told the Climbie inquiry.

Over reliance on performance indicators could encourage councils to compromise their standards in the quest to meet government targets, the Audit Commission said in its submission to the final seminar of the inquiry.

Controller Sir Andrew Foster said just because a social services department met the key target to promptly review child protection cases, it did not mean staff had done a thorough job.

'Some indicators have the potential to mask poor practice. You can easily get perverse behaviour being brought around by over-reliance on individual measures,' he said.
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