Neglect of children in councilcare exposed in EnglandBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7153.230b (Published 25 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:230
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
Widespread neglect of children in the care of local authorities in England has been exposed by the House of Commons health committee. Beyond the question of abuse, the care system is failing such children in terms of their education, health, and aftercare.
The neglect starts at the top, with the Department of Health for years disregarding its …