23 May 2016
Spending by ‘failing’ councils on agency social workers has risen by 50 per cent in three years prompting experts to raise concerns over vulnerable children and their families receiving inadequate care.
An undercover investigation by Channel 4 Dispatches, to be broadcast on Thursday, reveals the challenges social services face in trying to prevent any more tragic child deaths.
It sent Freedom of Information requests to more than 200 councils across the UK asking them about their use of agency workers in their Children’s Services department.
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