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Big-picture inspection: guide to the new JTAI

New Joint Targeted Area Inspections to assess how different agencies are working together to support vulnerable children have just been launched. Joe Lepper explores how they work.

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Legal Update: Reforming alternative provision

Kelly Reeve, senior legal consultant for the Child Law Advice Service, examines the recent proposals for reforming alternative provision and the impact this might have for children at risk of exclusion.

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Free childcare: the key questions

The consultation on delivering the extended free childcare entitlement raises issues for providers and councils.

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Behind the Ratings: Maintained schools vs academies

The government says academies are delivering better standards of education for disadvantaged pupils than maintained schools. But does the Ofsted inspection data support ministers’ assertions?

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Mission to unify social work: Ruth Allen, BASW chief executive

Adam Offord talks to Ruth Allen, chief executive of the British Association of Social Workers.

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