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Call for review of special guardianship orders

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  • Thursday, December 11, 2014
The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) has called for a review of special guardianship orders (SGOs) amid a sharp rise in numbers being granted and concerns about the way they are used.

Children's social workers face knowledge test

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  • Thursday, July 31, 2014
New children's social workers will have to pass a test of their knowledge in order to become an approved practitioner as part of government attempts to improve the quality of the profession, it has been announced.

Early intervention 'reduces demand for child protection services'

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  • Thursday, October 25, 2012
Investment in early intervention is reducing demand for child protection services by up to 30 per cent in some local authorities, while other areas struggle to cope with huge increases in demand, research by the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) has found.

ADCS launches inquiry into the care system

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  • Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Directors of children's services have launched an inquiry into the purpose of the care system, as part of plans to radically improve provision for looked-after children across the country.