An article outlining the increasing number of children being removed into care and the demand this places on the professionals responsible for those children.
Ninety children are being taken into care every day in England and Wales and it's claimed social workers are "firefighting" the most serious cases late into the night. Prof Ray Jones, who works in social services improvement, says staff fear children slip through the net as they try to keep up with rising pressures. Latest government figures show 32,810 children were taken into care in 2017. Ministers said extra money was being targeted towards improving services. The total number of children in care is a record 72,670 - up 3% on 2016. Council bosses, who are responsible for child protection services, say it's the biggest rise in seven years.