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Five tasks for the incoming children’s commissioner

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  • Monday, August 10, 2020
Each regeneration of Doctor Who brings strong visions of the person and role that are shared publicly - that’s the sort of energy we need now that the job of the children’s commissioner for England has been advertised.

Leicester lockdown lingers on

We all sat in front of our screens in Leicester yesterday evening.  Hanging on every word uttered by Matt Hancock in the House of Commons. We were not eagerly expecting good news.

Maintaining therapeutic relationships during lockdown

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  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The pandemic lockdown presented significant challenges for providers of children's homes. Here, Rhiannon Thomas, therapeutic manager at St Christopher’s Fellowship, outlines how its specialist therapeutic service helped staff working in the settings to maintain support for children and young people and address anxieties that arose.

Five ways to tackle post-Covid challenges for children's services

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  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Latest research from the Children’s Services Funding Alliance, of which Barnardo’s is a member, estimates that between 2010/11 and 2018/19, funding for children’s and young people’s services has fallen by 23 per cent, from £9.7 to £7.4 billion, while funding per child and young person has fallen by an estimated 26 per cent from £571 to £425.

Why semi-independent settings need regulating

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  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020
One children's practitioner explains why they quit a job at an unregulated accommodation provider over safety and bad practice concerns - and why it highlights the need to raise standards in these settings.