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Front of Mind

Increased political profile and a new care framework offer a chance to improve children's mental health services. Louise Hunt examines the prospects and looks at the innovative work of local projects.

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Councils identify elements of 'gold standard' in leaving care services

The New Belongings programme has seen councils devise improvements for young people leaving care, with senior buy-in and care leaver involvement critical to making positive changes as they make the move to independent living.

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Ousted DCS defends record

"Arcane" technology and lack of support are behind slow progress in Somerset, says Peter Lewis.

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Sector divided over merits of mandatory abuse reporting

Recent high-profile child abuse cases have led to a growing support for mandatory reporting of abuse allegations. But some experts believe such moves could have unintended consequences that could harm the child protection system.

Let's be ready to answer for our children's rights record

Children’s commissioner for England Maggie Atkinson looks ahead as the UNCRC marks its Silver Jubilee.

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