Family support

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Children

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

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Children

Council cut mother’s support months before seeking care order

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Children

Court rejects claim that social worker was ‘irrational’ not to deem family as destitute

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Children

Family networks can be a critical resource in social work response to ‘violent extremism’

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Children

Councils risk misinterpreting section 20 law, guidance warns

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Children

Bucking the trend: How North Yorkshire curbed the need for child protection plans

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Children, Workforce

Ofsted praise for Gateshead social workers’ good relations with children

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Children, Workforce, Mental Health

Family drug court delivers major savings by keeping families together, finds report

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Children, Workforce, Adults

Five approaches to children’s social care that helped Cheshire West and Chester get a good Ofsted

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Children

‘The onus is taken off the social worker’: inside a family safeguarding team

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Children

Have parents become the enemy in social work?

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Children

Foster carer: ‘When you’re suddenly classed as not mattering it’s devastating’

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Children

Kinship carers exempt from cap on child tax credits

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Adults, Children

Behind the wire: meet the social workers supporting military families on an RAF base

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Children

It’s hard to cheer the Adoption Support Fund when it ingrains such inequality

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Children

Children’s services ‘failing’ migrant families by providing poor housing

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