It is extremely worrying that on "too many occasions" the HMIC found that investigations into child abuse or neglect were poor and plagued by delay. They also found that responses to reports of offences against children - ranging from online grooming to domestic abuse - was inadequate.
Very often grandparents and family members report their concerns - but then feel that they have been ignored
Children must come first - there can be no compromise when it comes to child protection. Getting it right most of the time can never be the explanation for failures that have devastating consequences for the child, carers and families