Abuse and neglect

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Children, Mental Health

‘Over-optimistic’ professionals missed chances to intervene in family where toddler overdosed

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Children

Judge criticises ‘egregious’ errors in child sexual abuse interview

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Children

Council’s use of special guardianship order criticised in serious case review

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Children

Council took too long to give abuse victim social worker, finds review

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Children

Ofsted praises council’s social work support for child domestic abuse victims

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Children, Workforce

How to apply Signs of Safety in high-risk cases

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Children

Jenny Molloy: recovery from childhood trauma is a lifetime journey

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Children, Workforce

‘If adults are scared, how might children living with domestic abuse feel?’

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Children

Serious case review flags impact of ‘multi-generational abuse’

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Children, Workforce

‘Child protection interventions are on the rise – and the trend shows no sign of slowing’

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Children

What happened to government plans to jail social workers for wilful neglect?

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Children

Failure to challenge independent social worker report key error in case where dad beat daughter to death

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Children

Inspectors praise ‘well informed’ social work assessments in abuse and neglect cases

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Children

Social worker praised for evidence in case of false sexual abuse allegations

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Children

Naivety led to inaction in case where known sex offender abused stepchild

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Children

Child sexual exploitation: ‘I was conditioned to obey and powerless to refuse’

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