If you've seen the news this morning, you can't have failed to notice that today sees the publication of The Protection of Children in England: A Progress Report, which was commissioned by the DSCF following the death of Baby P, and has been written by Lord Laming. The report attempts to evaluate existing good practice with regard to child protection, identifies potential barriers that may prevent good practice from being implemented, and makes recommendations for improvements for the future.
You can read press reaction to the report in these articles from the BBC and the Guardian; a summary of the recommendations is also available.
The report takes its starting point from the Victoria Climbie Inquiry, which was also chaired by Lord Laming and published its findings in 2003. The final report and the various pieces of evidence collected for the Inquiry are available by clicking here.