Government to review child protection thresholds

The government is set to review child protection thresholds and whether there should be nationally set “triggers” for taking a child into care.

The move is part of its response to the Carlile Report on the Edlington torture case. The Carlile Report recommended in cases where there had been three police reports of criminal behaviour (or a comparable trigger) parents should prove why the child should not be taken into care.

Read the full report on the Community Care website.


The Child Protection map is an interesting and accessible tool which allows users to clearly and quickly see which section is most relevant to them and read about it.

Danya Glaser - MB BS, DPM, FRCPsych, Hon FRCPCH, is honorary child & adolescent psychiatrist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.   

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