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Fathers of vulnerable children must be supported to prevent harm, social care review reveals
The social care sector must do more to support the fathers of vulnerable children, a major review has suggested. The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel
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Newly-launched children’s home provider in contention for prestigious industry award
A newly-launched children’s home provider has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award, it has been announced. Nuneaton-based Almond Care Children’s Services is shortlisted in
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Children’s social care sector at risk as councils face £3 billion funding gap
Local authorities providing children’s social care are facing a £3 billion funding gap in the next financial year, a major study has revealed. The research,
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Young athletes “more susceptible” to brain damage after concussion, major study reveals
Young athletes are more susceptible to brain damage after receiving a blow to the head, a major study has revealed.
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Social care workers to undertake mandatory autism training in response to concerns that children on the spectrum are being “left
Social care workers will receive mandatory autism training amid concerns that children on the spectrum are being “left behind”. The measure forms part of the
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One in three children face poverty in wake of coronavirus pandemic, major study reveals
Almost one in three children are facing poverty in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a major study has revealed. The Social Mobility Commission (SMC),
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SEND children disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Ofsted reveals
Children and young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, a major study has revealed. The
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Under 18s accommodation to face less scrutiny than children’s homes under new social care plans
Accommodation for 16 and 17-year-olds will face less scrutiny than children’s homes despite urgent calls to improve standards, it has been revealed. The report comes
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Children with SEND “not getting enough help” to support development, study reveals
Children with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) are “not getting enough help” to support their development, a major study has revealed. The research, published
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Children’s social care sector “pushed to brink” during lockdown, study reveals
Children’s social care workers are facing workloads up to 50 per cent greater than pre-pandemic levels, a major study has revealed. The research, published by
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CMA to carry out major review of children’s social care sector
A regulator has this month launched a major investigation into the children’s social care sector to identify why some providers and councils are failing to
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Ofsted to launch new “effective and proportionate” approach to inspecting Cafcass after staffing concerns
Ofsted will launch a “new, more effective and proportionate approach” to inspecting Cafcass, it has been announced.
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