Children

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Adults, Children

Petrified by court? Then arm yourself with the skills you need

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Court decisions

Children

Judge allows council to submit evidence on family gained from private investigator

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Children

We need to find the balance between ‘professional’ and ‘traditional’ foster care

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Children

A new IT system and ‘over recruiting’ social workers: a council’s journey to ‘good’

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Court decisions

Children

Judge praises ‘significant changes’ made by parents during care proceedings

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Children

More social workers needed to sustain improvements at ‘inadequate’ children’s services

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Children

‘Exceptionally stable’ social work teams help council net ‘good’ rating

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Adults, Children

Council’s ‘unacceptable failings’ left struggling family without respite

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Children

Children’s services directors wary of moves to ‘professionalise’ foster carers

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Children

Social workers ‘face pressure’ to use section 20 arrangements, report finds

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Children

‘If social workers feel uneasy in court, that should be reassuring’

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Children, Workforce

Professionals ‘lack confidence’ in working with children displaying harmful sexual behaviour

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Children

Council branded ‘inadequate’ after failed restructure triggers decline

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Children

Improved social worker retention helps council jump from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’

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Children, Workforce

Impact of ‘exceptional’ child protection overhaul praised

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The Supreme Court of the UK

Children

‘Is the theatre of the family courts – where legalese often takes over – really helpful?’

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