§ Mrs. Knight
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied that selection procedures used by local authorities to recruit social workers with responsibility for the care of children are such as to ensure that such children are not abused, and that a proper standard of care is scrupulously maintained.
§ Sir George Young
My right hon. Friend is in general satisfied that local authorities, which are responsible for the selection of their own social services staff, exercise proper care in recruiting persons for work in connection with children.