In the past few weeks the government has released details of the latest innovation funding it hopes will drive change in the way social care for children is delivered, managed and commissioned.
If the health of children is a reflection of our society, then Britain has a heap of soul searching to do right now.
It was with a very heavy heart that I read the recent news reports concerning the conviction at Bristol Crown Court of a police constable and a police community support officer for offences of misconduct in public office.
This the second part of Briony Ladbury’s blog on children safeguarding and the NHS. Safeguarding professionals are routinely coming into conflict with senior managers and commissioners who can’t always see the value of putting money behind developments unless there is a proven evidence base.
Prime Minister David Cameron recently pledged £1 billion for mental health services as part of his much vaunted Life Chances Strategy.
Alcoholics can destroy their own lives and traumatise the lives of their loved ones – particularly children.