More children should be taken into care more quickly to rescue them from " a life of soiled nappies and scummy baths, chaos and hunger, hopelessness and despair," Michael Gove said.
The Education Secretary said too many children were living in "physical and moral squalor," being allowed to stay with neglectful or abusive parents for too long.
I firmly believe more children should be taken into care more quickly and that too many children are allowed to stay too long with parents whose behaviour is unacceptable.
I want social workers to be more assertive with dysfunctional parents, courts to be less indulgent of poor parents, and the care system to expand to deal with the consequences.
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