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Children, Social work leaders

‘Inadequate’ councils make progress in latest Ofsted visits

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Children, Social work leaders

English councils need £2.7bn more for children’s social care by 2025, LGA warns government

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Children, Social work leaders

Profits for big children’s care providers ‘higher than expected’, says competition watchdog

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social work ‘really held up’ in response to Covid-19, says Trowler

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children, Workforce

Care review maintains stance that children’s services over-investigate families despite Ofsted pushback

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Totally inadequate’ post-placement support for special guardian identified in review of child’s murder

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Yvette Stanley

Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted to let providers register multi-building children’s homes to tackle capacity pressures

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Children

Social work provision for asylum-seeking children in hotels is insufficient, say charities

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Children

26-week target often unrealistic for kinship care assessments, say social workers

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Children, Social work leaders

Cafcass stops allocating ‘less urgent’ cases to social workers in another region due to ‘saturated capacity’

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Inadequate’ councils three times as reliant on agency social workers as highest rated authorities

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Children

Court overturns ruling limiting puberty blockers for children with gender identity issues

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Children, Social work leaders

Trial suggests children’s social workers benefit from regular reflective discussion groups

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Children, Social work leaders

Government appoints commissioner to work with ‘inadequate’ council due to lack of progress

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Andy Elvin, chief executive, TACT

Children, Workforce

Councils should lose responsibility for children in care to national service, says fostering charity

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Children, Social work leaders

Investment and practice overhaul needed to tackle harm to babies by male carers, say government advisers

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