Welcome to another week. The government, say MPs working on the Public Accounts Committee, is not doing enough to help children in care. More than this, the Committee noted a distinct reluctance by stakeholders, like the Department for Education to play an active role in improving services and securing better futures for children in care.

Amongst some of the criticisms levelled at the Department for Education, were its defensive attitude to the problems, overt attempts at limiting responsibility for the failings noted and not doing enough to ensure that local authorities are run competently.

Our question to you, then is this: what other failings do you feel the government is responsible for when it comes to protecting and nurturing children in care, and elsewhere?

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