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BASW speaks to BBC News about fall in child protection orders and fears of 'generation of lost children'

BASW's Allison Hulmes and Gavin Moorghen were interviewed by the BBC this week...

This week BASW spoke to various BBC outlets after it was revealed that child protection orders in Wales have dropped by 20% compared with the previous year.

The interviews are now available to watch and listen to on the BASW Youtube channel.

BBC News Channel

BASW Cymru National Director Allison Hulmes warns of “a generation of lost children” due to them being off the radar of safeguarding professionals during lockdowns, and calls for more social workers to meet the anticipated increased demand post-pandemic.

 

BBC News speaks to BASW's Allison Hulmes about fears of 'generation of lost children'

BBC News Online

Allison Hulmes told the BBC: "We're expecting those figures to shoot up, [so] we're really concerned about the impact on the profession of an inevitable increase." 

Read the full article - Covid: Social workers fear a 'generation of traumatised children'

BBC Radio Wales

BASW helped put together a piece on vulnerable children being hidden from services during the pandemic. BASW Cymru's Allison Hulmes explained how a drop in care proceedings is a concern for social work and calls for more staff and resources to cope with a rise in demand.

 

Allison Hulmes speaks to BBC Radio Wales after news that child protection orders have dropped 20%

BBC Radio London

BASW’s Gavin Moorghen expresses concern for unknown families that need help and potential intervention but were hidden during lockdown, and calls for a new network of outreach workers to access ‘hard-to-reach’ families that need help.

BASW England's Gavin Moorghen interviewed on BBC Radio London