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Children at risk in Northamptonshire.

Children at risk in Northamptonshire.


When children in Northamptonshire are referred to children’s social care, they are not consistently or effectively assessed, supported or protected. Children who have the greatest welfare and safeguarding concerns generally receive a service from the multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) which ensures that those families and children requiring intervention are initially responded to. However, subsequent action is insufficiently robust and leaves some children’s circumstances unassessed for too long and potential risks unidentified.

Against a backdrop of recent significant financial uncertainty and changes in leadership at corporate and managerial levels, services considered during this visit have significantly declined in the past two years since the single inspection in 2016

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