Luke Stevenson

About Luke Stevenson

Luke Stevenson is Community Care’s children’s social care journalist

Author Archive | Luke Stevenson

Children

Play written by residential child care worker explores social work and life in care

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sad child

Children

Social workers feel powerless to intervene in cases of child neglect, finds survey

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Children, Workforce

Three-quarters of children’s services not good enough, finds Ofsted annual report

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Girl by window

Children

Social workers ‘lacking professional curiosity’ failed to identify child sexual exploitation

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child's drawing of a house

Children

Ofsted reveals tougher inspection criteria for children’s homes from April

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judges

Children

England’s top family judge criticises social workers for acting as ‘guardians of morality’

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man drinking

Children

Family drug and alcohol courts to be rolled out nationally following funding boost

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care leaver

Children

“Kids in care should have a choice” – Reaction to C4’s Kicked Out Kids

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excluded

Children

Half of foster carers do not feel their role is valued by social work teams

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Girl head in hands

Children

Progress on tackling child sexual exploitation not reaching social workers

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late rabbit

Children

Intervening too late in children’s problems costs society £17bn per year

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Children, Adults

Almost half of young carers reveal they feel stressed and isolated

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judges

Children

Sir James Munby: ‘Re B-S ruling has not changed the law on adoption’

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Children

Report highlights social work challenges when tackling child sexual exploitation

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Children

Barriers to learning: Why social workers are struggling with child sexual abuse cases

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Children

Life after leaving care: ‘There’s always something to fight for’

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