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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Quarter of council heads predict not enough resource for spending needs by 2022

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Adults, Children

Overhaul needed to end ‘inhumane’ hospital care of people with learning disabilities or autism, says CQC

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Children, Coronavirus

80% of councils have seen rise in children’s placement costs during Covid-19

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Adults, Children

How structural racism faced by Roma families in the child protection system can be tackled

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Children, Social work leaders

Education secretary calls for overhaul of ‘lifestyle-judging’ adoption system

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Children

Concerns raised about treatment of unaccompanied children at asylum unit

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Rashida Baig

Children, Workforce

Social workers celebrated for Covid-19 service and leadership in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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Children

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

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Children, Coronavirus

Length of care cases 10 weeks over 26-week target on back of Covid-19

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Children, Social work leaders

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

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Children, Community Care

Team manager CYPD – Reading, Berkshire

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s trust scheduled to start within weeks despite resignation of chair

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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, Coronavirus

Have your say on impact of virtual family court hearings and child protection conferences on practice

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Children

‘Data sharing, supported by machine learning, can deliver better outcomes for children and families’

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