The Government is proposing a modified version of the ‘power to test different ways of working’ (ie opt out of children’s social care legislation) which will be discussed by a Committee of MPs on January 10th 2017 when Minister Edward Timpson will speak to a series of amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill in the form of new clauses to the Bill (full details HERE)
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.
The Concise Child Practice Review into Dylan Seabridge’s death was published on July 8th 2016. (These replaced Serious Case Reviews in Wales a few years ago) The Review makes it clear that the family was not “hidden” but that information was not evaluated appropriately and was not shared with the relevant professionals. The Review also finds that procedures were followed. Continue reading