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Children, Coronavirus

DfE ‘unlawful’ in consulting too narrowly on changes to children in care legislation

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Children, Social work leaders

Family safeguarding model ‘replicable and effective’ in cutting care numbers and protection plans

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Children, Coronavirus

Pandemic pressures amplifying ‘upheaval and distress’ for children in care, Ofsted finds

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Social workers: tell us about the coronavirus pandemic’s ongoing impact on your practice

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Children, Social work leaders

Adequate funding across spectrum of children’s needs ‘crucial’ to better outcomes and savings – DfE study

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Children

‘Gap in cultural knowledge’ of Traveller communities led to ineffective response to neglect

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s trusts: lessons from outsourcing ‘failing’ council services

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Children

Children’s services ‘failing to comply’ with statutory kinship care guidance, fuelling postcode lottery in support

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Children

Social workers missed ‘complex dynamics’ of domestic abuse in family where mother assaulted baby

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Children, Social work leaders

‘No evidence’ machine learning works well in children’s social care, study finds

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Children, Coronavirus

Government confirms most lapsed children in care duties will be restored, before latest legal hearing

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Children

Social work supervision offered ‘no challenge or direction’ in case of suspected child sexual abuse

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Adults, Children

BASW launches umbrella company to employ agency social workers

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Children

DfE to commission review of children’s services’ approach to tackling radicalisation

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Children, Coronavirus

Charity loses legal bid to quash relaxation of children in care duties

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Children

Teenager ‘contained’ in council house for a month amid secure accommodation crisis

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