Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:32 pm on 6th December 2021.

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Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Secretary of State for Education 4:32 pm, 6th December 2021

I am grateful for my hon. Friend’s important question. She is absolutely right about how social workers identify support networks for children—I have seen them do that brilliantly. Of course, if there is a scintilla of doubt in terms of any harm being caused to a child, they absolutely should be taken away. She also makes an important point about learning from previous cases and the additional work that will now be placed on the social work frontline. We are cognisant of that, and I know that the Minister for children and families is looking at how we can continue to support the frontline.