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Special Report: Trauma-Informed Services

Trauma-informed practice (TIP) emphasises young people’s resilience and ability to recover from adverse childhood experiences and is increasingly being used by services working with children and families.

Legal Update: Parent power in EHCPs

An important decision from the Upper Tribunal has upheld a holistic interpretation of section 9 of the Education Act 1996, the general principle that children will be educated in accordance with their parents’ wishes, with a duty on the local authority to specify the parent’s preferred school in a child’s education, health and care plan (EHCP) if it is considered suitable for their needs, offers “efficient” education and avoids unreasonable public expenditure.

Commissioning Care: Special Report

Recommendations in the Care Review aim to improve co-ordination and management in the care market while driving down costs for councils, but some believe the proposals do not go far enough.

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