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Charlotte Ramsden

Social work leaders, Workforce

ADCS president suggests national pay rates for agency social workers to reduce staff churn

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Yvette Stanley

Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted urges DfE to distribute children’s homes funding ‘at pace’ to tackle secure place shortage

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family court

Children, Social work leaders

‘Unsustainable pressures’ lead Cafcass to leave ‘less urgent’ cases unallocated across region

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Official Parliamentary portrait of Vicky Ford, the children's minister (credit: Chris McAndrew / Wikimedia Commons)

Children, Social work leaders

Councils will have to take share of unaccompanied children if they fail to volunteer, warns minister

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Carmel Littleton

Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Deeply loved and respected’: tributes paid to director of adults’ and children’s services

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review meeting

Children, Social work leaders

Councils failing to plan for foster care demand, says report

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Inequality image

Children, Social work leaders

Children’s services focus ever more on poorer households the more they intervene in family life, research finds

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Most social workers ‘lack confidence’ in working with children at risk of radicalisation, finds DfE report

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time

Children, Social work leaders

Average length of care proceedings at nine-year high

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woman looking downcast

Children, Social work leaders

Council agrees £7,500 payout to care leaver, after watchdog finds it exposed her to significant harm

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Image of filing cabinet with 'investigations' label

Children, Social work leaders

Council to examine whether it has short-changed local kinship carers after ombudsman finds failings

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asylum

Children, Social work leaders

Government unveils reforms to share responsibility for asylum-seeking children but rejects mandatory scheme

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