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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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Police and schools connect to help Gateshead tackle domestic abuse

At a time when government has highlighted the need to improve local domestic violence services, the support provided by Gateshead Council has been praised – with good information sharing between agencies at its heart.

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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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Could specialist regional centres solve CAMHS access problems?

More evidence has emerged of the difficulties young people in some parts of the country have in getting treatment for mental health problems, prompting some experts to call for the creation of specialist regional centres.

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