In Depth

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Councils turn to foreign workers

As recruitment of overseas social workers rises, what must be considered when employing foreign nationals?

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Recruitment in children's services: trends and challenges

Funding cuts coupled with increased demand for services are intensifying the recruitment challenges for children's services employers. Joe Lepper explores the trends across the children's workforce.

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Declaration of independence: Anne Longfield, children's commissioner for England

Gabriella Jozwiak meets Anne Longfield, children's commissioner for England.

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'Wilful neglect' proposals raise fears over damage to social work

Children's services leaders say the government's plans to extend wilful neglect sanctions of up to five years in prison to social care and education professionals will harm joint working and deter many entering the sector.

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London struggles to deliver free childcare

Economic and workforce factors are making it harder for councils to deliver sufficient childcare places for all eligible two-year-olds.

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