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'Absolute paralysis of Brexit' impacts children in need

'Absolute paralysis of Brexit' impacts children in need

The Department For Education's Help, protection, education; concluding the Children...

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Call for children to receive 'victim status' in new domestic abuse legislation

Call for children to receive 'victim status' in new domestic...

A report published today by the joint committee on the draft domestic abuse bill...

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Council reprimanded and fined for removal of children from foster carers

Council reprimanded and fined for removal of children from...

A report from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman details how council...

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Vulnerable children lose out on advocacy services, research finds

Vulnerable children lose out on advocacy services, research...

The findings, published today in Children and Young People's Advocacy in England,...

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Trio of councils rated 'outstanding'

Trio of councils rated 'outstanding'

Redbridge Borough Council received the glowing report from inspectors who gave the...

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Ofsted chief criticises government cuts, but rules out 'context' weighting in judgments

Ofsted chief criticises government cuts, but rules out...

Writing in a blog published this week Yvette Stanley, the inspectorate's National...

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Council invests £1.4m in youth service to combat austerity

Council invests £1.4m in youth service to combat austerity

The funding boost will be used to create 33 new youth work roles and to increase...

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Home Office in High Court challenge over use of child spies

Home Office in High Court challenge over use of child spies

Teenagers as young as 15 have been authorised as Covert Human Intelligence Sources,...

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Charity rejects minister's claims over adoption register replacement

Charity rejects minister's claims over adoption register...

Nadhim Zahawi MP last month told the House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny...

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Fifth of nurseries in deprived areas face closure

Fifth of nurseries in deprived areas face closure

Independent research agency Ceeda found that 17 per cent of childcare providers...

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Research reveals extent of 'postcode lottery' in 0-5 SLT services

Research reveals extent of 'postcode lottery' in 0-5 SLT...

Research commissioned by the children's commissioner for England also found that...

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Union to ballot health visitors on strike action

Union to ballot health visitors on strike action

The East Midlands regional branch of Unite has claimed that "penny pinching" council...

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London's first regional adoption agency launches as approvals fall by a quarter

London's first regional adoption agency launches as approvals...

The creation of the new RAA, Coram Ambitious for Adoption, is part of the government's...

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New social action fund targets disadvantaged young people

New social action fund targets disadvantaged young people

BBC Children in Need has teamed up with the #iwill Fund to match-fund a three-year...

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Secure children's home placements plummet

Secure children's home placements plummet

Latest data from the Department for Education reveals the number of children accommodated...

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Child exploitation concerns prompt calls to review care home regulation

Child exploitation concerns prompt calls to review care...

Article 39 is questioning the effectiveness of independent reviewing officers (IROs)...