Southampton City Council makes changes to safeguarding of children after deaths of youngsters

Bradley Adams, aged 4, left, and his brother Jayden, 2, right.

Blake Fowler

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HOW social services have improved safeguarding children in Southampton is the subject of an open day today.

Bosses from the Southampton City Council children services department will be outlining what improvements have been made to safeguarding in the city.

The theme of the day will be based around how Southampton City Council is driving through, what they describe as, a radical shift in the way it works with children and families.

The changes will see new integrated approaches to working with families at the earliest possible opportunity. The focus is on 'Early Help' with a single goal: to ensure the best possible outcome for every child.

The event will consist of short seminars and exhibition style opportunities aimed at providing those wishing to, or thinking about, working in children's care in the city.

Speakers will include the council's Chief Executive Dawn Baxendale and Theresa Levy, Head of Children's Safeguarding.

The event comes as the council prepares for the publication of two Serious Case Reviews into the deaths of three children who were under the care of social services.

The families of Blake Fowler and brothers Jayden and Bradley Adams were known to social services at the time the children died in 2011.

Inquests into the deaths of Blake, 7, Jayden, 2, and Bradley, 4, outlined failings in the way the children were cared for.

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2:23pm Wed 5 Mar 14

speedyuk says...

Bolloxs they are still wet and useless
Bolloxs they are still wet and useless speedyuk
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6:23pm Wed 5 Mar 14

speedyuk says...

I suggest u contact social services with ur concerns !! But they will keep the child at home as long as possible
I suggest u contact social services with ur concerns !! But they will keep the child at home as long as possible speedyuk
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10:38am Fri 7 Mar 14

nedscrumpo says...

Nothing will change markedly until the tier of service managers who oversaw the failure (and are still there) are replaced.
Nothing will change markedly until the tier of service managers who oversaw the failure (and are still there) are replaced. nedscrumpo
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