Originally posted on Researching Reform:
The latest news is that more than a third of all police investigations into child abuse have just been deemed inadequate by a reviewing body looking into the matter. To make things worse, incompetence was detected at every level of the child protection process with the worst responses to child abuse relating to online offences.
In one case, police and social workers went ahead and made their own medical diagnosis of a vulnerable four year old child, without consulting a doctor and some police forces were treating complainants as criminals rather than potential victims of abuse.
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