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In Depth

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'Partnership with profession key to delivering reforms' - Timpson

I went to Warwick last week to visit the supported internships programme at the National Grid.

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Rebuilder of Birmingham

Derren Hayes meets Lord Warner, Birmingham children's commissioner.

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Epic CIC growth plans point way ahead for other youth mutuals

In its first year, Kensington and Chelsea's Epic CIC youth mutual has focused on delivering quality services. Boss Brendan O'Keeffe says it is now starting to grow, which will help demonstrate the full potential in youth mutuals.

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Smarter spending for children's services

Children's services budgets have never been tighter, with commissioners and providers having little choice but to cut funding and staff. Joe Lepper identifies 11 ways to save money - and maintain quality services.

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Call to boost status and pay to beat care home staff shortage

New training and qualification standards for residential care workers should help improve the skills of the sector's workforce, but addressing historically low wages and the job's poor profile are also key, say experts.

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