Further on what to do in response to the Badman recommendations:
If you know your LA inspector/EWO, it might be a good idea to write to them and ask them how they will feel about visiting children and families who expressly does not wish to see them and about seeing children without their parents present.
Ask them about how they feel about the extra liabilities* they will incur and whether they think they will end up referring people on to social services just to cover their backs.
Ask them how much extra work they will have to take on and what extra resources and training they will require in order to be able to see all the newly registered HEors at least twice a year.
Leave a comment here if you've done this, and also if you receive a response.
*For a more extended argument on the extension of their liabilities, go here.