Moving beyond our ‘failure to learn from failure’: 6 lessons for improving outcomes for children and young people
In recent years there has been a growing perception amongst public sector professionals that a ‘climate of fear’ has descended on children and young people’s services. This is a climate in which councils and social workers are not responding adequately to the needs of children and young people, in part due to the bureaucratisation of public services but also for fear of making mistakes, damaging their reputation or fuelling a scandal. Local councils have been under pressure for some time, but what are some of these barriers they face, and what can be done to overcome them?
1st Feb 2016