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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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Children, Social work leaders

DfE examining children’s trust chair appointment ‘as matter of urgency’ after council raises concerns

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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

Teachers to be embedded within children’s social work teams in new What Works trial

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Children, Social work leaders

Revised social work evidence template consulted on following concerns over use in urgent cases

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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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Adults, Children, Workforce

Social work registration period opens with just over one-fifth having completed CPD requirement

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Children, Social work leaders

Councils may be mandated to share responsibility for unaccompanied children

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Children, Coronavirus

Bid to scrap removal of children in care duties goes to Court of Appeal

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Sign up for free learning on anti-racism, Covid, trauma and more at Community Care Virtually Live

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Children, Workforce

‘Culture of fear’ in children’s services where leaders unilaterally overrode practice decisions, finds probe

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Children

Trial testing impact of school social workers on referral volumes extended to 21 areas

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Children

Sexual abuse of South Asian children: what social workers need to know

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Children, Coronavirus

Sharp rise in child and adolescent to parent violence during lockdown, finds study

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Children, Social work leaders

Border Force takes responsibility for care of unaccompanied children as Kent reveals doubling in numbers

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