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Lessons from serious case reviews: Deaf and disabled children

The NSPCC has analysed findings from hundreds of serious case reviews to assess key lessons for safeguarding practice. Here is a summary of the learnings for practice when working with deaf and disabled children.

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Foundations to spur youth services

Camden is latest to create a charitable foundation in a bid to increase capacity in voluntary youth provision.

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Leadership: Staff motivation and retention

All children’s services teams face the challenge of keeping staff turnover low against a landscape of tight budgets, so it is essential employers master the skills to retain, motivate and reward employees.

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Trafford sets agenda for integration of children’s care and health services

Having outsourced day-to-day management of its children’s services to an NHS trust, Trafford Council plans to become the first area to fully integrate social care and community health services for children and adults.

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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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