Child protection system is 'beyond breaking point'

The child protection system is "beyond breaking point" and social workers are facing increasing pressure, a report for MPs by the British Association of Social Workers has said.

The Government's plans to increase adoption speed would be unsafe and adults who need social workers' help have to be beyond critical before getting it, the report for the All Parliamentary Group on Social Care found.

Social workers' testimonies to the inquiry strongly supported evidence that frontline staff are facing rising pressures in their jobs.

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Child protection 'is at breaking point'

The child protection system is "beyond breaking point" and social workers are facing increasing pressures, a report for MPs by the British Association of Social Workers said.