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Child protection: Tynwald Committee seeks first-hand accounts on confidential basis

The Social Affairs Policy Review Committee, a Standing Committee of Tynwald, is scrutinising the child protection policy of the Children and Families Social Services Division within the Department of Health and Social Care.

The Committee wishes to hear from the public first hand accounts of the working practices of children’s social workers. Of interest is the impact on children and families when social workers investigate referrals, and when they process assessments and inquiries.

The Committee will not take a view on any individual case and will not liaise with the Department regarding any individual case. The Committee can, however, listen to all witnesses including public sector workers and is willing to do so in complete confidence. This is in order to ensure that the Committee understands what actually happens between social workers and families. This understanding will improve the Committee’s ability to scrutinise the implemented policy of the Department in this area.

To express an interest in giving evidence, members of the public are invited to contact the Clerk of the Committee using the contact information below.

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Jonathan King

Deputy Clerk of Tynwald

Legislative Buildings, Douglas, IM1 3PW

Tel: +44 (0)1624 685500

Email: enquiries@tynwald.org.im

Published - 23/11/2015