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Children’s services trust to transfer to local authority ownership

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Children, Social work leaders

Child protection lagging amid improving children’s services performance, says Ofsted

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

County’s children’s services trust ‘must launch by April 2021’

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Children, Workforce

‘Dear Isabelle Trowler…I feel uncomfortable as a gay student on my social work course’

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

£1.2bn Covid funding gap leaves councils facing service cuts, finance heads warn

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Urgent action needed to prevent thousands of children in care being in UK unlawfully, warns charity

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Children

Stereotyping by practitioners preventing disclosure of child sexual abuse in ethnic minority groups

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Children

Social workers handling private law cases should be NAAS accredited ‘to tackle significant skills weakness’

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Children

Experienced Social Worker – Children’s Services

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Children

Frontline says it must improve on race in response to critical feedback from participants

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Children, Coronavirus

Systemic factors have driven social worker risk-taking during pandemic, study finds

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Children, Social work leaders

‘A passion for doing his best for vulnerable children’: tributes paid to Dave Hill following death

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Children, Coronavirus

From ‘harsh’ virtual hearings to digital treasure hunts: remote social work under Covid-19

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Children, Coronavirus

MPs vote against scrapping controversial relaxation of children in care duties

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Children, Social work leaders

Port-of-entry councils welcome cash boost for unaccompanied children and care leavers but call for more

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Children, Coronavirus

‘No case’ for removing ‘inadequate’ children’s services from council control, review for DfE finds

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