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Taxi and private hire vehicle licences are being granted to drivers with criminal convictions because there are no national minimum standards to enforce sufficient safety checks, campaigners say.
The Government has been accused of dragging its feet over inspections of children's centres, which have been frozen since 2015.
Councillors in Bristol have agreed to launch an investigation into how the council failed to support Bijan Ebrahimi who was murdered in a racist attack.
The number of child protection investigations being started by councils has risen at an ‘alarming’ rate of more than 500 a day, according to new figures.
A review into whether the Vale of Glamorgan Council could have intervened to save toddler Elsie has been launched after her adoptive father was found guilty of her murder.
A serious case review into the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in Somerset has found ‘missed opportunities’ for earlier intervention by the council.
Northumberland County Council failed to protect vulnerable young children at risk of harm, the local government ombudsman has ruled.
Councils have called on the Government to protect young offenders as inspectors say conditions in youth offending facilities make future tragedy ‘inevitable’.
The Government has criticised a report into its controversial anti-radicalisation programme for spreading what it describes as ‘falsehoods’ and ‘myths’.
Council chiefs have called on the Government to reform ‘existing outdated’ taxi laws in order to strengthen safeguarding measures.