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Let's be ready to answer for our children's rights record

Children’s commissioner for England Maggie Atkinson looks ahead as the UNCRC marks its Silver Jubilee.

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Ousted DCS defends record

"Arcane" technology and lack of support are behind slow progress in Somerset, says Peter Lewis.

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Sector divided over merits of mandatory abuse reporting

Recent high-profile child abuse cases have led to a growing support for mandatory reporting of abuse allegations. But some experts believe such moves could have unintended consequences that could harm the child protection system.

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Complete communicator

Neil Puffett meets Anna Feuchtwang, chief executive of the National Children's Bureau.

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Councils identify elements of 'gold standard' in leaving care services

The New Belongings programme has seen councils devise improvements for young people leaving care, with senior buy-in and care leaver involvement critical to making positive changes as they make the move to independent living.

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