Author: Janet Donaldson, independent children's services and safeguarding consultant, and Sue Lingard, area social work manager, Oxfordshire Council
Publication Date: 4 November 2014
Photo: Terrance Emerson/Fotolia
When a high profile trial involving social services reaches court it is often the local authority that faces a barrage of criticism. Knowing how to prepare for the trial, act during it and deal with the aftermath are crucial. This guide reflects on Oxfordshire Council’s experience of the Operation Bullfinch child sexual exploitation trial but […]
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