Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Children

Arthur review: ‘systemically flawed’ joint working undermined agencies’ ability to uncover abuse of boy

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Annie Hudson, chair, Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel

Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Arthur and Star cases show need for expert child protection units, finds review

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Bootle Town Hall

Children, Social work leaders

Council at risk of losing control of children’s services as DfE sends in commissioner

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Thirlmere reservoir in Allerdale, Cumbria
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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Review proposals to ‘axe’ child protection conference chairs a ‘massive concern’, warns BASW

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Care review lead Josh MacAlister

Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Care review urges national social work pay scales to reward expertise and boost retention

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Why only specialist child protection teams will tackle the annual child death toll’

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Frontline’s social work qualification rates lower than other fast-track schemes’, data shows

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Considerable investment’ in social work helps twice inadequate-rated council rise to ‘good’

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Children, Workforce

Cafcass ‘in serious jeopardy’ regarding social work staffing due to pay constraints

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Serious procedural failings’ led council to wrongly believe man posed risk to son, finds ombudsman

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Passionate’ social workers help council gain outstanding rating, despite workforce challenges

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Louise Tickle

Children

TV investigation aims to highlight trauma faced by families from wrongful child protection action

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Bootle Town Hall

Children, Social work leaders

Council’s lack of social work capacity leaving children inadequately protected, finds Ofsted

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Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted hails ‘inadequate’ council’s progress in latest visit

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Jigsaw puzzle showing supply demand gap

Adults, Social work leaders

65,000 adults waiting at least six months for assessment as unmet needs mount, warns ADASS

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Sarah Plummer and Steph How, Hampshire children's services
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Adults, Workforce

UPDATED: AMHP and approved mental capacity professional training standards launched for consultation

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