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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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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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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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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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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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