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Learning the lessons

The Government's response to Lost in care: the report of the tribunal of inquiry into the abuse of children in care in the former county council areas of Gwynedd and Clwyd since 1974

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    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    29 June 2000
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    Cm 4776
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    Crown Copyright

The report 'Lost in Care' detailed the abuse of children in care in the former counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd.

This response from the Government concentrates on the steps that are being taken to improve safeguards for children in care in all parts of the UK. Some responsibilities are devolved to the National Assembly for Wales who will provide a separate response on nine recommendations. Chapter Four contains the detailed responses to the remaining 63 recommendations. The three year 'Quality Protects' programme, with £375 million funding, was initiated in September 1998. Its main elements are new national objectives for the childrens' services, a role for local councillors in delivering the programme set by the government and evaluation of each council's progress through annual 'Quality Protects' management action plans. Other chapters detail what has been done so far and warn against complacency in the future.

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