Ombudsman warns over council buck-passing

By Martin Ford | 27 January 2021

Councils have been warned against ‘passing the buck’ in cross-border child protection cases by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.

The move follows an investigation that found a suicidal teenager in Kent was left without appropriate support when she reported serious sexual abuse that had occurred while she lived in Croydon.

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