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Legal Update: Covert recordings as evidence

Kelly Reeve, senior legal consultant and team leader for the Child Law Advice Service, considers the implications of cases concerning the use of covert recordings as evidence in family law proceedings.

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Leadership: Working with elected members

Forging good relationships with local politicians can be challenging for children’s services leaders, but if managed well, they can be mutually beneficial and help local authorities be more successful.

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Social work set free to innovate

Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire are among the authorities chosen to take part in the Partners in Practice programme to transform children’s social care. Eileen Fursland finds out about their plans.

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Lessons from serious case reviews: The impact of domestic violence

The NSPCC has analysed findings from hundreds of serious case reviews to assess key lessons for safeguarding practice. Here is a summary of learning for improved practice around families that experience domestic abuse.

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Outcomes-based commissioner: Jo Cleary, chair of 4Children

Derren Hayes talks to Jo Cleary, chair of 4Children.

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