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Area Child Protection Committees

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 25 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to put Area Child Protection Committees on a statutory footing. [121620]

The Joint Chief Inspectors' report, "Safeguarding Children", published in October 2002, recommends that the Department of Health should review the current arrangements for Area Child Protection Committees. The substantive response to the Joint Chief Inspectors' report, together with that to the Victoria Climbie Inquiry report, will be published as part of the Green Paper on Children at Risk.