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Freedom to innovate at heart of children’s social work reforms

A government policy paper outlines ministers’ plans for improving children’s social care services, with reforms focusing on changes to professional leadership; social care practice and systems; and governance and accountability.

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A serene setting to address harmful sexual behaviour

Glebe House is a residential home providing therapeutic care for young people who display harmful sexual behaviour. Emily Rogers visits staff and residents to find out more about the setting’s approach.

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Narey reveals vision for efficient and effective children’s homes

A review of residential child care by ex-government adviser Sir Martin Narey says children’s homes are a vital part of the looked-after children system, and makes recommendations for how to improve the quality of provision.

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Creating a volunteer programme

A successful volunteer programme has the ability to build positive relationships with families that many public sector professionals can find difficult to reach, offering considerable benefit to society.

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Driven to keep families together: Sir Peter Vardy, founder, Safe Families for Children

Derren Hayes meets Sir Peter Vardy, founder of charity Safe Families for Children.

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