Child protection


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council (23 019 726)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Child protection 02-Apr-2024

    Summary: We will not investigate Miss B’s complaint about a social worker’s conduct and the information they provided as part of court proceedings. This is because the complaint concerns matters which have been considered in court or are closely related to those matters. We will also not investigate Miss B’s complaint the care planning for her children is not following the court’s orders. This is because she needs to complete the Council’s complaints procedure before we can consider it.

  • London Borough of Wandsworth (23 018 911)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Child protection 02-Apr-2024

    Summary: We cannot investigate this complaint about the circumstances in which the Council took the complainant’s children into its care. This is because the complaint concerns matters which were considered in court, or are closely related to those matters.

  • Coventry City Council (23 018 482)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Child protection 01-Apr-2024

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about the Council’s involvement in Miss X’s children’s case. The matter has been considered in court, and the law says we cannot investigate it too.

  • Cambridgeshire County Council (23 016 051)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Child protection 28-Mar-2024

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about the Council’s safeguarding officer not investigating a matter after Ms X said a school and a teaching agency had withheld information. The role of the safeguarding officer did not extend to investigating the school’s own investigation of what was alleged. We cannot investigate the substantive actions of the school and the teaching agency.

  • Cambridgeshire County Council (23 018 815)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Child protection 27-Mar-2024

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about the Council’s actions relating to a court process. The law prevents us from investigating what happens as part of court proceedings.

  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (23 010 123)

    Statement Upheld Child protection 27-Mar-2024

    Summary: The Council has recognised that there were faults in its child protection procedures when deciding whether to place the complainant’s son on a child protection plan. We have recommended a way to remedy the injustice caused which the Council has accepted. We are therefore closing the complaint.

  • City of Doncaster Council (23 017 611)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Child protection 26-Mar-2024

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint that the Council’s Local Authority Designated Officer did not respond to allegations made against Mrs X within a timely manner. This is because an investigation would not lead to a different outcome.

  • London Borough of Lambeth (23 014 629)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Child protection 25-Mar-2024

    Summary: We will not investigate Mr X’s complaint about matters relating to the Council’s child protection involvement with his family. This is because there is no sign of fault in the Council’s decision not to consider his complaint until ongoing court proceedings have concluded. The Council has already offered Mr X a suitable remedy for its delay in informing him of its decision.

  • Oxfordshire County Council (23 018 492)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Child protection 25-Mar-2024

    Summary: We cannot investigate this complaint about the complainants’ children being removed from their care and later put up for adoption. This is because the matter has been considered and decided in court proceedings. The complaint is also made late.

  • Coventry City Council (23 018 678)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Child protection 25-Mar-2024

    Summary: We cannot investigate this complaint about how the Council dealt with child protection matters. This is because it is about what happened in court.

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