Professor Eileen Munro (pictured), Department of Social Policy, has completed her ten month long review of the child protection service in England.
Commissioned by the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, the secretary of state for education, to investigate ways of improving child protection provision, Professor Munro has now released the third and final report on the subject, 'The Munro Review of Child Protection: final report - a child-centred system'.
Its recommendations centre on the need to reverse the previous trend towards increased prescription and regulation with inspection focusing on procedural inputs. Professor Munro recommends a move towards increased reliance on the development and use of professional skills and judgement and a focus on tangible outcomes for children.
Systems analysis was a key part of the Review methodology and Dr David Lane (pictured), Department of Management, was appointed as an advisor to the Review to provide expertise in systems modelling.
For more information, visit www.education.gov.uk/munroreview.