Ofsted will also make re-inspections of 'inadequate' children's services more proportionate, a consultation response has said
Government to replace SCRs with new ‘learning framework’ based on mix of local and national inquiries into child protection incidents
Birmingham children's services needs to improve but there are some amazing staff there who do aspirational social work every day
Community Care columnist Social Work Tutor asks 'Vicky' on her reasons for taking part in Channel 4 documentary on child protection
A judge praised a social worker and children's guardian for "careful and comprehensive" analysis of the options available to an eight-year-old boy
How do the Children and Social Work Bill's reforms advance the government's long-standing rhetoric on boosting adoption numbers?
Our profession, particularly child protection, is under intense scrutiny from media and government. How we respond will be crucial, writes Social Work Tutor
Dispatches programme to raise concerns over special guardianship orders, high social worker caseloads and lack of supervision for staff
Undercover documentary accelerated move to hand Birmingham children’s services to trust, leaked email reveals
A leaked email sent by the Cabinet Member for Children's Services says the Dispatches documentary meant announcing the children's trust was brought forward by "some months"
A report looking at the link between care and custody found that the majority of children in care do not offend
It has emerged today that Birmingham council, which is at the centre of an undercover documentary to air this week, will set up a voluntary trust to run children's services
The quality of child protection investigations were also found to be 'variable'
The government's new legislation promises an overhaul of social work. What does it mean for frontline staff?
Editorial: The Children and Social Work Bill marks a radical overhaul of social work. It demands proper critique.
Details released by Channel 4 say Dispatches sent 'an experienced social worker' into the council to try and get a true picture of what is going on
Measures in Children and Social Work Bill will allow government to ‘test new ways of working’ by granting councils opt out from certain statutory duties