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Our response to the Child Protection in England report

Statement in response to the report into the tragic deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson.

Our response to the Child Protection in England report

5/26/2022 12:00:00 PM

Colum Conway, Chief Executive of Social Work England, said,

“We welcome this report into the tragic deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson. Their families, who have been instrumental in shaping this review, remain in our thoughts. We are paying close attention to the collective responsibility required across all agencies to better protect children in England.

“As a regulator of the social work profession the reason we exist is public protection. Social workers must uphold professional standards so that the public remain confident in their capability to practice safely and effectively.

"At its very best, social work has the power to provide vital, lifechanging support to millions of people to improve their chances in life. However, we agree with the report that this should not detract from securing improvements to professional practice where necessary. 

“The murder of any child is incomprehensible and any necessary action to prevent these tragic incidents must be a priority. We remain committed to working with everyone with an interest in social work to address any implications for our future approach to regulation.”

 

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