Where a local authority is carrying out an investigation under section 47 of the Children Act 1989, HMRC is able to share child benefit information.
In October 2016 it appeared that Bradford council would get details of ALL families receiving child benefit, and that this was already happening in Sheffield.
On July 8th 2016 Ofsted published an Advice Letter from Sir Michael Wilshaw to Secretary of State Nicky Morgan. The first part of the letter relates specifically to Birmingham. Sir Michael then goes on to consider WIDER issues safeguarding. Sir Michael wants the Government to conclude its proposed reforms to track children coming out of school and also to “support” Ofsted in additional monitoring of local councils where children are at risk of extremism and radicalisation. Continue reading