Children

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Children

At-risk teenager forced to live on series of caravan parks due to residential care shortage

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Children

When hard work and sensitivity are not enough in working with vulnerable children

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Children

Young people leaving custody receiving inadequate social care, inspectors warn

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Children, Social work leaders

Director follows commissioner in exiting Northamptonshire’s ‘inadequate’ children’s services

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Children, Social work leaders

Councils issue stark warnings as children’s services overspends continue to strain most budgets

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Children

Children’s voices largely absent from care records, causing significant distress, study finds

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s services company launches in Worcestershire

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Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted to increase management oversight of inspections to boost consistency, following review

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Adults, Children

Parents may not consent to detention of incapacitated young people, Supreme Court finds

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Children, Social work leaders

Senior leaders’ buy-in ‘fundamental’ to success of ASYE programmes

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Children

The realities of applying systemic ideas in social work practice

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Children, Social work leaders

New turmoil for Northamptonshire children’s services as DfE-appointed commissioner quits

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Adults, Children

Multi-agency working: setting up a professional network around a family

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Children, Social work leaders

Time is running out to have your say on the family court crisis

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s services trust ‘may never repay’ funds owed to parent authority, councillors warned

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Children

‘Ongoing contact between former children’s home residents and staff is fraught with potential pitfalls’

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