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Children, Social work leaders

Using algorithms in children’s social care: experts call for better understanding of risks and benefits

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Children, Social work leaders

From ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’: leaders bid farewell after taking authority from bottom to top

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s services partnership to be axed after less than two years

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Children, Social work leaders

Growth in social care referrals leading to no action slows following years of rapid rises

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Very poor quality’ permanence planning sees inspectors judge council ‘inadequate’

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Children

Stoke to keep children’s services as report concludes alternative arrangements too disruptive

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Children, Social work leaders

DfE’s social work accreditation contract reveals national rollout could be delayed

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s social care data underused by stretched councils, report warns

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Children

Children’s services company ‘beginning to deliver results’ as Ofsted removes ‘inadequate’ label

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Children

Morale ‘good’ but improvement ‘stalling’ at ‘inadequate’ council, Ofsted warns

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Children, Social work leaders

Facebook surveillance becoming ‘normalised’ in some social work teams, research concludes

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Children

‘Fluctuating’ interventions meant neglect and abuse of girl ‘kicked across room’ was never tackled

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Children, Social work leaders

DfE appoints new commissioners to steer Northamptonshire children’s services towards trust handover

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Children, Social work leaders

DCS hails progress of systemic practice model as bi-borough councils score top Ofsted ratings

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Workforce

Few social workers feel training provides ‘digital readiness’ for practice, research finds

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Children

At-risk teenager forced to live on series of caravan parks due to residential care shortage

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