Eileen Munro
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Child protection review says too much focus on targets

Front-line social workers should regain the freedom to decide what is best for children, an official review of England's child protection system says.

The review, by London School of Economics professor of social policy Eileen Munro, calls for targets to be removed and red tape to be ditched.

She told BBC Breakfast that the amount of paperwork and focus on targets "are becoming obstacles on people keeping a clear eye on children".

  • 10 May 2011
  • From the section UK
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