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Focus on market risks losing sight of the child

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  • Monday, September 28, 2015
There has been the scent of revolution in the air recently. First, Jeremy Corbyn won a landslide Labour leadership election on an anti-austerity ticket that was the antithesis of New Labour (Analysis, p10). Then the man he hopes to one day replace in Downing Street, David Cameron, used a speech on the "smarter state" to outline the government's intention to pick up the pace of reform in children's services by handing "failing" children's social care services to third-party providers (Analysis, p8).

How health services are tackling child sexual exploitation

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  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The government's action plan on child sexual exploitation stresses the need for health professionals to play a more active role in identification and prevention. Charlotte Goddard investigates why health services have struggled to tackle the problem and what is being done about it.

Home Office unveils statutory FGM guidance

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  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Statutory guidance for how children's social workers, doctors, police and teachers should deal with suspected cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been published by government as part of attempts to protect potential victims.

Chief inspectors slam councils' CSE failings

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  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The chief inspectors of Ofsted and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) have launched a scathing attack on councils' failure to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE).

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