Burning our Money has an article today asking was baby P killed as a result of a box ticking exercise ? The truth is that this government, and previous Tory ones too, are obsessed with statistics and to hell with what is important.
The truth is that league tables in almost every sphere of government and obsessions with statistics and targets mean that the government has reams of figures on everything that is measurable, but as we all know, things that are measurable are not often the important facts. it is the immeasurable that often matters, and the government have no means of recording this so don't value it.
Did Baby P die as a result of this government culture of statistics being the be all and end all ?