We are still dealing with the aftermath of the Baby P events. It is clear that there has been an increase in the number of children being taken into care and local authorities across the country are increasing the financial provision for such eventualities.
Sadly there has not yet been a thorough public attempt to learn the lessons and government has resisted all the calls for a public enquiry. Lynne Featherstone has written an article in Liberator which can be found here arguing the case for a public enquiry
Local Authorities are also faced with important choices. If they are unfortunate enough have have a serious incident should they public the report warts and all? Birmingham City Council has decided to publish a damning report into a serious incident into the death of Khyra Ishaq in the city.