Research and analysis

Responding to recommendations in the Munro Review of Child Protection: findings from a national survey

A summary of responses to the recommendations put forward by Eileen Munro in her report into child protection.



In February 2012 an online survey was distributed to all 148 local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) in England to explore the following issues:

  • the potential implications of increasing local autonomy and reducing prescription by central government
  • interagency working relationships to support effective safeguarding practice
  • prevention and early help
  • strengthening accountabilities and creating a learning system

This working paper provides an overview of the findings from the survey and offers an insight into the activities that LSCBs, children’s services and partner agencies have been engaged in as they have sought to respond to the ambitions outlined in the Munro Review.

Published 1 April 2012