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Children, Social work leaders

Government unveils reforms to share responsibility for asylum-seeking children but rejects mandatory scheme

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

End ‘staggering misuse’ of children’s social workers to allow more direct work, says care review

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Community Care Live is back – and in person

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children, Social work leaders

Cut profits and fees, care review lead implores children’s home providers

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Children

Social workers to help schools tackle sexual abuse after Ofsted finds normalisation of harassment of girls

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Children, Social work leaders

Thousands of EU looked-after children and care leavers face ‘legal limbo’ without extension to settlement deadline, charities warn

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Children

Sexual abuse is being missed as children’s services CSA recording sees biggest drop in 18 years, charity warns

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Mary Jackon, chief executive, Frontline

Children, Social work leaders

Team managers and colleagues say their leadership has improved after doing Frontline-run training scheme, says study

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Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted praises quality of social work practice at Cafcass despite record caseloads during pandemic

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Children

Council threatens judicial review as services for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children hit ‘breaking point’

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Children

Calls for review of newborn care cases as study highlights growing use of zero-notice hearings

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Black and ethnic minority social workers have disproportionately high ASYE failure rate, figures show

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help

Children, Social work leaders

Councils should have duty to provide early help with focus on tackling poverty, care review told

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Children, Social work leaders

Court of Appeal overturns case law on discharging care orders

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Children, Social work leaders

Accommodation for 16 and 17-year-olds to face slimmer standards than children’s homes, under DfE plans

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Children

From investigating to empowering parents: how MacAlister review should reshape children’s social care

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