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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children

Care review launches with focus on ensuring love, stability and safety for children in families and in care

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Children's Commissioner for England Anne Longfield

Children

DfE failure to ban unregulated provision for under-18s will leave teenagers at risk, warn sector heads

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children

Care review’s rejection of over 900 applicants for experts by experience group sparks ‘pain and anger’

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Person signing legal letter

Children

Council wrongly made man feel he had to leave home by not making clear safety plan was voluntary

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Children, Social work leaders

Council no longer at risk of losing children’s services after turnaround since ‘inadequate’ Ofsted verdict

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Children, Coronavirus, Workforce

Number of councils reporting high social worker absences due to Covid rises sharply

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Children

Social workers and sector bodies urge Williamson to overhaul care review’s leadership and scope

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Children, Social work leaders

Council to boost children’s services spending by 12% following damning Ofsted report

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Children, Coronavirus

Cafcass case numbers hit new record but staffing boost keeps social work caseloads in check

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Image of Isabelle Trowler, the chief social worker for children and families

Children

Care review offers chance for ‘completely new offer for children and families’, says chief social worker

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Children

Council failed to protect siblings who suffered ‘repeated unprovoked assaults’ by brother for three years

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Children

Most care experienced people say they should have representation on leadership of care review

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Yellow question mark amid pile of black ones

Children

Care review head defends appointment amid questions over his suitability

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children

Frontline chief appointed to lead children’s social care review

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Children

Minister gives council a year to show it can keep control of children’s services following improvements

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Workforce

Social work leader who chaired Covid taskforce knighted in New Year’s Honours

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