15 councils put obese children on ‘at risk’ register or take them into care

In the week preceding the publication of the government’s action plan for childhood obesity, it has been reported that at least 15 councils have taken children into care or put children on child protection registers in cases in the past two years in cases where obesity or high body mass index was a factor. 67 […]

900 complaints about child protection made to Local Government Ombudsman in last year

68% of complaints upheld The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has published its annual complaint statistics for local authorities for the 12 months to 31st March 2016. Overall there were 19,702 complaints and enquiries, and 4,464 detailed investigations of which 51% of complaints were upheld. The review breaks down complaints according to individual service areas. For […]