MP calls for former council bosses to be disciplined as review reveals complacency, poor communication and dubious care policy meant opportunities to protect victims were missed
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Tribunal rules that requirement for sickness benefit claimants to collect their own medical evidence disadvantages those with mental health problems learning disabilities or autism.
Survey of 3,400 personal budgets recipients and carers finds personal budgets have greatest impact when councils reduce red tape for practitioners and families.
The new fast-track training programme for children’s social workers lets us cast the recruitment net into a wider pool, argues David Shemmings, professor of child protection research at the University of Kent (writing in a personal capacity).
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