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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.

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.

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