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No reference to Baby P in child protection report

PUBLISHED: 12:40 12 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:00 07 September 2010

LORD Laming today revealed the findings of his report into national child protection methods ordered in the wake of the Baby P tragedy. Many of the recommendations focused on the personnel in social services and training schemes in place. But surprisingly

LORD Laming today revealed the findings of his report into national child protection methods ordered in the wake of the Baby P tragedy.

Many of the recommendations focused on the personnel in social services and training schemes in place.

But surprisingly there were no specific references to Haringey Borough Council - despite the fact the report was ordered by government minister Ed Balls in response to the nationwide fallout from the Baby P case last year.

The report did, however, recommend tighter restrictions on social services staff.

They include the recruitment of an experienced social work manager to support directors of children's services with no child protection experience and Ofsted inspectors must have experience of child protection work.

There was also an emphasis on training with child protection training for council leaders and senior managers, and increased child protection training for social work students.

Social workers' employers should face disciplinary action over child protection failures and court fees for applying to take children into care should be reviewed.

Baby P died in August 2007 after being the victim of torture at the hands of his mother, her boyfriend, and their lodger.

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