The Guardian reports that the Head of Doncaster is refusing to resign and that intervention teams are being sent into children's services departments at Haringey, Reading, Wokingham, Essex, and West Sussex councils which – like Birmingham, and Doncaster - were judged "inadequate" by Ofsted in December.
The Birmingham intervention is covered in more detail by the BBC & the Birmingham Post .
To add to their burdens, the Times reports that the number of care proceedings being issued was 66% higher in December 2008 compared with December 2007. Sally Gillen in Community Care also picks up this story, with a Cafcass slant.
The Mirror reports on Action for Children's concern that children between 6 & 13 are being forgotten.
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