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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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Pandemic “increases gulf” between young people in care and those from stable homes
The pandemic has significantly increased the “gulf” between social classes and is detrimentally affecting children in care, a major poll has revealed.
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Laws banning children from entering unregulated accommodation to come into force this year
Rules banning children from entering unregulated accommodation will come into force later this year, it has been announced.
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Children in care “20 times more likely” to be in special education, Ofsted reveals
Almost half of children living in children’s homes are in special education, a major study has revealed.
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Number of children living in violent homes “soars” during lockdown, study reveals
The number of children living in violent homes has risen by over 50 per cent since the first lockdown began, a major report has revealed.
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Government launches major review of children’s social care sector
The Government has launched an independent review of the children’s social care sector to improve outcomes for society’s most vulnerable group, it has been announced.
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Covid-19 restrictions having “detrimental impact” on children in care
Covid-19 isolation measures are having a profound effect on the wellbeing of children in care, a major study has revealed.
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Foster care capacity failing to meet demand, Ofsted reveals
The number of foster carers in England increased “only slightly” this year despite demand increasing to record levels, a major study has revealed.
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Childcare arrangements allowed to proceed despite Covid-19 lockdown measures
Informal childcare and caring arrangements will be allowed to continue even when Covid-19 local lockdown measures are in force, it has been announced.
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