Wed.Feb 21, 2024

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Social worker changes undermined engagement with children later convicted of violent crimes – review

Community Care

High levels of social worker turnover undermined engagement with six young people with histories of social care involvement who were later convicted of violent offences, a review has found. The inquiry into seven children and young people charged in relation to the deaths of three others in 2021 concluded that “consistent and trustworthy relationships” with practitioners were critical to preventing needs escalating.