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Children

‘Social workers should do everything to help children in care maintain the relationships that matter’

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Children

Third of looked-after children aged 16 and 17 in unregulated settings

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Children, Social work leaders

Number of unregistered children’s homes doubled last year, finds Ofsted

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Children

Most children in care not satisfied with frequency of family contact, study finds

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Inadequate’ council doing better for young people but services remain inconsistent, says Ofsted

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Children, Social work leaders

Regional care commissioning ‘risks greater costs, bureaucracy and remote decision making’

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Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted hails ‘inadequate’ council’s progress in latest visit

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Children

‘Social workers judged me without knowing me’: tackling the criminalisation of care-experienced girls

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Why social work needs to become more skilled in kinship care’

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Children

‘Resident protests against children’s homes are a microcosm of an uncaring care system’

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Children, Social work leaders

High Court dismisses claim that failure to ban unregulated placements for 16- and 17-year-olds was unlawful

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social workers could double time spent with families through more efficient systems, report claims

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Dysfunctional’ care market needs overhaul to tackle high prices and scarce placements, says watchdog

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Children, Social work leaders

Councils struggling to manage children’s homes market, amid placement shortage, study finds

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Relational practice helping keep numbers entering care below long-term average, claim councils

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