tragedy could happen again, BBC Radio Four's Today programme heard this
our evidence that unless government and local authorities substantially
boost investment in social services, it may well happen again'.
He said: 'The pressures and stress that social workers are facing is so
great that they live in a climate of fear that something will go wrong'.
Unison had carried out a national survey, at the instigation of its Haringey LBC
members, to see if the problems in Haringey's social services were
experienced elsewhere. The survey found they were, Mr Davies said - for
example 96 per cent of those responding said their case loads were too high
and 88 per cent said new staff were thrown in at the deep end, given
difficult cases straight away. The survey is published today.
* see LGCnetfor the submission of the ADSS to the inquiry today.