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Kent in talks to outsource children's social care

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  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Kent County Council is holding discussions about the possibility of outsourcing elements of its children's social care work in order to help deal with an influx of asylum-seeking children, it has emerged.

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.

Costs of children in care hit £3.4bn

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  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
The cost of supporting children in care has reached £3.4bn, according to an Audit Commission report that exposes widespread variation of spending across councils.

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