IROs be warned: “Fast and the Furious – Tunbridge Wells Drift”

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All IROs should make the time to read this important blog about S20 drift

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“… an important check and balance on social worker’s actions or inactions is supposed to be the Independent Reviewing Officer system. The IROs are supposed to hold social workers to account and make sure that things like this don’t happen.  There are regular reviews of children’s cases when they are in foster care. What ought to have happened at those reviews was that the IRO should have got the social workers to commit to either a plan of short assessment and then review the outcome, or make a decision to return the child to mother’s care, or make a decision that the child couldn’t go home and make the Court application to have the child’s long term future resolved. That didn’t happen.”

Read at source (suesspiciousminds): Fast and the Furious – Tunbridge Wells Drift

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