Blogs

Children’s Commissioner calls to end unregulated care placements for under-18s
The Children’s Commissioner for England has called on councils to stop placing young people in care in unregulated accommodation.
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Ofsted to resume visits to children’s social care providers this month
Ofsted will resume visits to local authorities and children’s social care providers this month in line with public health guidelines, it has been announced.
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Demand for children’s services met by just six providers, Ofsted data reveals
Demand for children’s social care services “continues to outstrip supply”, a major study has revealed.
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Pandemic exposes “major inequalities” between children in care
Major inequalities between children in care have been exposed and amplified by the coronavirus pandemic, a study has revealed.
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Criminal gangs forced young people to impersonate nurses to deliver drugs, police reveal
Young people exploited by county lines gangs have been impersonating “essential workers” to deliver illegal drugs throughout the coronavirus pandemic, reports have revealed.
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Serious failings at charity exposed children in care to harm, investigation reveals
Failures at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) exposed children in care to harm and undue risk, a major report has revealed.
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Young girl subject to years of cruelty after rushed special guardianship assessment
A local authority has been criticised after a rushed special guardianship assessment left a young girl to suffer years of “Dickensian” cruelty. According to reports,
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