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Work coaches help jobless youth

Councils piloting Jobcentre Plus coaches say the scheme extends their work with jobless young people.

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Hub model gets sector backing

4Children has come up with a plan that would carve out a clearer social care focus for children's centres.

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Campaigner for expansion

Neil Puffett speaks to Andy Elvin, chief executive of Tact.

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Meeting the children who need a home

Adoption activity days give prospective adopters the chance to meet and interact with children needing new parents. Eileen Fursland attends an event in East Anglia to see how they work.

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Children's services merger pays dividends

Creating a social enterprise to provide children's services in Kingston and Richmond councils is delivering benefits six months in, says its chief.

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