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Shared Services: Special Report

Fresh evidence suggests collaboration is helping local authorities to find a wider range of care options for vulnerable children and introduce a greater array of good practice approaches to improve outcomes.

Somerset DCS sacking: Peter Lewis speaks out

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  • Friday, October 24, 2014
A lack of authority-wide support for change and an "arcane" IT system were key reasons for slow progress in improving children's services in Somerset, the council's former director of children's services (DCS) has claimed.

Rotherham abuse scandal: one week on

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  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014
It is now one week since an independent report by Professor Alexis Jay estimated that approximately 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. CYP Now looks at what has happened since publication last Tuesday.

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