Safeguarding children – Literature review

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This literature review was commissioned by LGA and conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).

It aimed to identify evidence of changes and improvements in child protection practice since the Laming Review of March 2009. The literature suggests developments across a wide spectrum of practice, specifically in training and professional development, capacity and recruitment, improvements in relationships and understanding, interagency working, quality assurance and monitoring, serious case reviews, and referrals and assessments. However, published literature setting out specific developments in safeguarding practice is as yet limited.