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SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HILLINGDON BOROUGH COUNCIL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 777: tabled on 11 February 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes with deep concern the thorough report of the Social Services Inspectorate into the Social Services Department of Labour-controlled Hillingdon Borough Council which is highly critical of the failure of the Department to ensure the implementation of child protection regulations thereby putting children in care greatly at risk leading in two disturbing cases to unacceptable levels of abuse; further notes that the Chairman of the Social Services Committee has resigned from Hillingdon Borough Council; and urges the Council as a whole to take responsibility for the Department's culture of chaos and helplessness and to initiate immediate remedial action within the Department.

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SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HILLINGDON BOROUGH COUNCIL (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'of' to end and insert 'the London Borough of Hillingdon over a period in which it was controlled first by a Conservative administration and subsequently by a Labour administration, which is highly critical of the failure of the senior management of the Department during this time to ensure the implementation of child protection regulations; and, whilst welcoming the immediate programme of action taken by the London Borough of Hillingdon to tackle this issue, agrees with the strong view expressed by the inspector, Sir Herbert Laming, that the report's findings should not be used for party political purposes.'.
Labour, Hayes and Harlington
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EDM 777A1: tabled on 19 February 1998