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Children

Judge criticises local authority practice in 148 week care proceedings

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Children

These days, whenever I ask my social worker for something, she seems to say ‘no’

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Children

Children in care need role models to raise aspirations – and outcomes

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Children, Workforce

How to comply with court rulings on section 20

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Children

‘Abusive teenagers don’t stop because you ask – they stop when someone stops them’

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Children, Workforce

Top tips for making a successful foster placement

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Workforce, Children

Jenny Molloy: Dispatches’ covert filming gives children in care further reason to doubt adults

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Children

Laming: social workers should get legal duty to attend court with looked-after children

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Children, Workforce

Care files: sensitivity and openness needed when compiling and sharing records

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Children

At age 11, this deeply troubled boy was on his 27th placement

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Children, Mental Health

Children in care denied mental health services because of placement ‘uncertainty’

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Children, Workforce

Ofsted: Council’s progress at risk from reliance on agency social workers

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Adults, Children, Workforce

ADCS president aims to improve public image of care and end ‘formulaic’ social work

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Children

Local authority ‘lost sight’ of religious needs of children in care, judge says

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Children

Budget cuts making it harder for children in care to access social workers, survey finds

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Mental Health, Children

Hampshire to become national coordinator of secure children’s home placements

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