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Make child protection 'less tick-box'

Child protection should be less about red tape, targets and form-filling and more about looking after the child, an official report says.

Professor Eileen Munro says bureaucracy is preventing social workers from doing the job they have trained for.

And she stresses the importance of having a range of services based in the community to help keep children safe.

Alison Holt reports.

  • 01 Feb 2011