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Returning home from care: guide to successful family reunification

NSPCC guide sets out a five-stage process for successfully reuniting children with birth families after a period in care, and highlights how current poor social work practice and a lack of support are undermining outcomes.

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Legal Update: Restricting parental responsibility

Kelly Reeve, team leader and senior legal consultant for the Child Law Advice Service, examines the restrictions that can be placed on fathers' parental responsibility in order to protect a child's welfare.

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Committed local democrat: Roy Perry, chair, LGA children and young people board

Derren Hayes meets Roy Perry, chair of the LGA children and young people board.

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Supporting young fathers to succeed

London project the Young Dads Collective is helping vulnerable fathers play a more active role in their children's upbringing and become role models to look up to. Charlotte Santry investigates.

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'Rushed' social work training plans raise 'workforce shortage' fears

Government plans to introduce a national accreditation scheme for children's social workers by 2020 could see practitioners leave the profession and destabilise the workforce, warn social work education experts.

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