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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Children in the care of Lambeth Council Investigation Report


I.1: Introduction

1. We examined whether inspection and externally commissioned reviews by internal units and external bodies were effective in identifying failures by Lambeth Council to protect children from sexual abuse. We also considered Lambeth Council’s responses to critical reports and their recommendations.

2. The responsibility for the quality of services in children’s social care and child protection lies ultimately with the Council that provides or arranges these services.

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