Improving the Child Protection System

The EIF and LGA have published a new overview report on ‘Improving the effectiveness of the child protection system’. This new research identifies a number of interventions with proven results that have not been widely publicised or implemented.

It also highlights the lack of evidence underpinning some of the practices and approaches that are used in the child protection system.

The report recognises the challenges of using evidence at a time when resources and analytical capacity has been pared back in local authorities, and calls for stronger centrally coordinated action to help councils evaluate and monitor services.