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Warning over baby tragedy.

A KNEE-JERK reaction to the Baby P tragedy risks derailing the work of those trying to protect vulnerable children, a local authority leader warned today.

Margaret Easton, chairman of the Local Government Association, said that "irreparable, long-term damage" could be caused to the services that keep youngsters safe from harm.

She voiced concerns at a special summit on child protection that some staff could "walk away" from the profession following death of a toddler.

She has written to the Prime Minister spelling out how to strengthen child protection work and unveiling a five-point plan, including demands for increased investment in children's social work.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Nov 26, 2008
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