The row between Ed Balls and Hilton Dawson provoked a strong reaction on the conference floor. Community Care journalists spoke to some delegates in the immediate aftermath

October 2009
Community Care;10/29/2009, Issue 1793, p5
The article presents the views of delegates at National Children and Adult Services Conference regarding the dispute between Ed Balls and Hilton Dawson. Mike Lauerman, trustee at the Social Care Institute for Excellence, said Balls didn't engage with the central question, which is about what information is recorded. Robert Tapsfield, chief executive of the Fostering Network, said it would be easy to lay the problems on the increasing requirements of record-keeping.


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