IISCA Update - Lambeth failed to carry out Police checks on Foster Parents.


Lambeth failed to carry out Police checks on Foster Parents.

Clare Whelan, former Councillor for Lambeth, confirmed yesterday that children in Lambeth’s care were placed in foster homes notwithstanding that Police checks were not carried out on the foster parents.  The Inquiry has already heard evidence confirming that when Police checks were finally carried out, a significant number of foster parents were removed from their list due to undisclosed criminal records.

Clearly, every time Lambeth placed a child in foster care, they were placing them at risk due to their own failure to follow procedure and carry out the simplest of checks.

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