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Legal Update: Covert recordings as evidence

Kelly Reeve, senior legal consultant and team leader for the Child Law Advice Service, considers the implications of cases concerning the use of covert recordings as evidence in family law proceedings.

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Oxfordshire reaches into schools to boost mental health support

Health commissioners in Oxfordshire have placed children’s professionals in all of the county’s secondary schools to help provide support to pupils with mental health problems and offer advice to teaching staff.

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Leadership: Working with elected members

Forging good relationships with local politicians can be challenging for children’s services leaders, but if managed well, they can be mutually beneficial and help local authorities be more successful.

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Social work set free to innovate

Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire are among the authorities chosen to take part in the Partners in Practice programme to transform children’s social care. Eileen Fursland finds out about their plans.

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Childcare advice to lift take-up

A nursery chain has trained staff to advise parents on what support is available to access childcare.

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