Council fears over children's welfare

EXPLANATION: Sara Tough

CONCERNS: Cllr Trevor Jones

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Dorchester reporter

COUNCILLORS have raised concerns over the number of children being made subject to a second child protection plan within the space of a year.

Members of Dorset County Council’s audit and scrutiny committee asked for director of children’s services Sara Tough to attend their meeting to address their concerns.

They stemmed from a report showing the council was failing under a ‘performance indicator’ on the number of children who experience a second child protection plan in the space of 12 months, with the total figure for the year at 24.

Committee chairman Trevor Jones said: “We are concerned about some performance indicators being missed in a very sensitive area where there is enormous reputational risk to the authority if things go wrong.”

Mrs Tough explained that when a child was issued with a second child protection plan in a short space of time it led to questions over the decision to deregister the child in the first place and the plans put in place after that decision had been made.

She said that the number of children subject to child protection plans had increased significantly in the last year, from 243 to 292.

Mrs Tough added that audits were taking place to look at all 24 cases where a second plan had been made within a year.

However, she warned a similar audit had taken place around 18 months ago, looking at a smaller number of children and on that occasion no obvious pattern was revealed and in each case the decision to deregister was deemed to be the right decision at the time.

Mrs Tough added that a review was also taking place of all the service’s performance management mechanisms that have recently been introduced to ensure they were still robust.

She said: “They are adequate and fit for purpose but we are reviewing them to be absolutely certain with the changes we have made.”

Committee chairman Trevor Jones moved to reassure the director that the body had asked her to attend so they could see if there were any ways they can support her work as it was a high priority.

He said: “Historically nothing has meant more to this committee than to ensure that Dorset’s safe guarding arrangements for vulnerable children are of the highest quality we can achieve.

“We requested that you came in order to we can support you and say that wherever we have a role to play you must have the resources and support you need.”

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12:56pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

They'll expose what's going on one day in that dept one day and somebody will hold them too account.
They'll expose what's going on one day in that dept one day and somebody will hold them too account. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 12

2:18pm Tue 29 Apr 14

BistowKid says...

Only If the Council are Honourable and do not sweep their findings under the Carpet as Many others do..
Barnsley South Yorkshire.
And it goes on all over due to Social Workers ability and willingness to lie !
SOCIAL SERVICE LIES
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Only If the Council are Honourable and do not sweep their findings under the Carpet as Many others do.. Barnsley South Yorkshire. And it goes on all over due to Social Workers ability and willingness to lie ! SOCIAL SERVICE LIES TheCrakkle Youtube. https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=7Ugher8L ZXU #www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=7Ugher8LZXU# BistowKid
  • Score: 9

7:17pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

This Councillor committee "check" is nothing more than a pre-formatted validation exercise to look good to the public, does anyone really think they went any further than repeating what they are told by the dept. or and more than making any judgments by way of a calculator.

Another hand shaking a hand, attached to the same body.
This Councillor committee "check" is nothing more than a pre-formatted validation exercise to look good to the public, does anyone really think they went any further than repeating what they are told by the dept. or and more than making any judgments by way of a calculator. Another hand shaking a hand, attached to the same body. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 8

8:29pm Tue 29 Apr 14

woodsedge says...

BistowKid wrote:
Only If the Council are Honourable and do not sweep their findings under the Carpet as Many others do..
Barnsley South Yorkshire.
And it goes on all over due to Social Workers ability and willingness to lie !
SOCIAL SERVICE LIES
TheCrakkle Youtube.

https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=7Ugher8L

ZXU

#www.youtube.com/wat

ch?v=7Ugher8LZXU#
Someone's talking to themselves again!
[quote][p][bold]BistowKid[/bold] wrote: Only If the Council are Honourable and do not sweep their findings under the Carpet as Many others do.. Barnsley South Yorkshire. And it goes on all over due to Social Workers ability and willingness to lie ! SOCIAL SERVICE LIES TheCrakkle Youtube. https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=7Ugher8L ZXU #www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=7Ugher8LZXU#[/p][/quote]Someone's talking to themselves again! woodsedge
  • Score: -11

8:46pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

woodsedge wrote:
BistowKid wrote:
Only If the Council are Honourable and do not sweep their findings under the Carpet as Many others do..
Barnsley South Yorkshire.
And it goes on all over due to Social Workers ability and willingness to lie !
SOCIAL SERVICE LIES
TheCrakkle Youtube.

https://www.youtube.


com/watch?v=7Ugher8L


ZXU

#www.youtube.com/wat


ch?v=7Ugher8LZXU#
Someone's talking to themselves again!
I hereby allow the Echo to publish the IP address of my posts and those of Bistowkid.

We know Woodesdge is married to a social worker.

Any more fiction to tell woodesdge?
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BistowKid[/bold] wrote: Only If the Council are Honourable and do not sweep their findings under the Carpet as Many others do.. Barnsley South Yorkshire. And it goes on all over due to Social Workers ability and willingness to lie ! SOCIAL SERVICE LIES TheCrakkle Youtube. https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=7Ugher8L ZXU #www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=7Ugher8LZXU#[/p][/quote]Someone's talking to themselves again![/p][/quote]I hereby allow the Echo to publish the IP address of my posts and those of Bistowkid. We know Woodesdge is married to a social worker. Any more fiction to tell woodesdge? Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 6

9:17pm Tue 29 Apr 14

BistowKid says...

Sigurd Hoeberth wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
BistowKid wrote:
Only If the Council are Honourable and do not sweep their findings under the Carpet as Many others do..
Barnsley South Yorkshire.
And it goes on all over due to Social Workers ability and willingness to lie !
SOCIAL SERVICE LIES
TheCrakkle Youtube.

https://www.youtube.



com/watch?v=7Ugher8L



ZXU

#www.youtube.com/wat



ch?v=7Ugher8LZXU#
Someone's talking to themselves again!
I hereby allow the Echo to publish the IP address of my posts and those of Bistowkid.

We know Woodesdge is married to a social worker.

Any more fiction to tell woodesdge?
Seconded Come on show OUR IP's !
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BistowKid[/bold] wrote: Only If the Council are Honourable and do not sweep their findings under the Carpet as Many others do.. Barnsley South Yorkshire. And it goes on all over due to Social Workers ability and willingness to lie ! SOCIAL SERVICE LIES TheCrakkle Youtube. https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=7Ugher8L ZXU #www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=7Ugher8LZXU#[/p][/quote]Someone's talking to themselves again![/p][/quote]I hereby allow the Echo to publish the IP address of my posts and those of Bistowkid. We know Woodesdge is married to a social worker. Any more fiction to tell woodesdge?[/p][/quote]Seconded Come on show OUR IP's ! BistowKid
  • Score: 6

9:21pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

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Motive and reason .
http://i60.tinypic.c om/2dj79l0.jpg Motive and reason . Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 7

9:26pm Tue 29 Apr 14

BistowKid says...

Woodsedge
If you have Children or Grandchildren you should take what you are scoffing at seriously..
I once had your "Blinkered" View
I want you to take a really close look at how things are going it Has affected us but if allowed to continue this culture of Dishonesty in Social Care will destroy generations to come!
Woodsedge If you have Children or Grandchildren you should take what you are scoffing at seriously.. I once had your "Blinkered" View I want you to take a really close look at how things are going it Has affected us but if allowed to continue this culture of Dishonesty in Social Care will destroy generations to come! BistowKid
  • Score: 9

10:50am Wed 30 Apr 14

woodsedge says...

BistowKid wrote:
Woodsedge
If you have Children or Grandchildren you should take what you are scoffing at seriously..
I once had your "Blinkered" View
I want you to take a really close look at how things are going it Has affected us but if allowed to continue this culture of Dishonesty in Social Care will destroy generations to come!
Sorry, your sentence doesn't make sense SigTurd old boy.
[quote][p][bold]BistowKid[/bold] wrote: Woodsedge If you have Children or Grandchildren you should take what you are scoffing at seriously.. I once had your "Blinkered" View I want you to take a really close look at how things are going it Has affected us but if allowed to continue this culture of Dishonesty in Social Care will destroy generations to come![/p][/quote]Sorry, your sentence doesn't make sense SigTurd old boy. woodsedge
  • Score: -5

5:39pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

http://www.dorsetech
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" jjlad2 says...

woodsedge, you do no justice on your ever increasing stalking of SH, no sooner has he made a comment than you are posting trivial sarcastic comments. you need to get a life mate."

Mr "married to a social worker and representative of all things feminist"

....... you represent the mindset of all those I speak against perfectly.
http://www.dorsetech o.co.uk/news/1118070 4.Education_campaign er__Action_is_needed _to_protect_teachers _after_fatal_stabbin g/ " jjlad2 says... woodsedge, you do no justice on your ever increasing stalking of SH, no sooner has he made a comment than you are posting trivial sarcastic comments. you need to get a life mate." Mr "married to a social worker and representative of all things feminist" ....... you represent the mindset of all those I speak against perfectly. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 3

5:44pm Wed 30 Apr 14

woodsedge says...

Sigurd Hoeberth wrote:
http://www.dorsetech

o.co.uk/news/1118070

4.Education_campaign

er__Action_is_needed

_to_protect_teachers

_after_fatal_stabbin

g/

" jjlad2 says...

woodsedge, you do no justice on your ever increasing stalking of SH, no sooner has he made a comment than you are posting trivial sarcastic comments. you need to get a life mate."

Mr "married to a social worker and representative of all things feminist"

....... you represent the mindset of all those I speak against perfectly.
"woodsedge, you do no justice on your ever increasing stalking of SH" posted by SH! Dod you for one moment forget which account you were using old boy ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth[/bold] wrote: http://www.dorsetech o.co.uk/news/1118070 4.Education_campaign er__Action_is_needed _to_protect_teachers _after_fatal_stabbin g/ " jjlad2 says... woodsedge, you do no justice on your ever increasing stalking of SH, no sooner has he made a comment than you are posting trivial sarcastic comments. you need to get a life mate." Mr "married to a social worker and representative of all things feminist" ....... you represent the mindset of all those I speak against perfectly.[/p][/quote]"woodsedge, you do no justice on your ever increasing stalking of SH" posted by SH! Dod you for one moment forget which account you were using old boy ;-) woodsedge
  • Score: -5

5:58pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

Carry on Woodsedge...do please carry on. Mr. Married to a social worker and vitriolic supporter of the left and feminism.

Do please carry on.
Carry on Woodsedge...do please carry on. Mr. Married to a social worker and vitriolic supporter of the left and feminism. Do please carry on. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 4

3:37pm Sat 3 May 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=i2vuWkOe
rAc

The state child abusers will be held to account.


They are truly evil.
https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=i2vuWkOe rAc The state child abusers will be held to account. They are truly evil. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 6

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