Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Care procedings down under "tri-borough" deal

Some little reported but really impressive news courtesy of Family Law Week, who report that the average time spent in court or other legal proceedings surrounding children in care has gone down from 49 to 26 weeks. The researchers looking into it report that the drop in time is due mainly to the fact that the three boroughs of Hammersmith, K&C and Westminster are now collaborating closely.

The research sounds a few warnings, namely that the pilot actually means more work for some professional groups, particularly the case managers, but this does seem on the face of it to be positive news for which our own Council and their partners in neighbouring boroughs deserve real credit.

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