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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.

Early Help: Special Report

Amid rising knife crime, youth homelessness and care referrals, the case for spending on early help has never been so important, yet investment in prevention services has been falling, fuelling late interventions.

Inspecting social work supervision

Consistent standards and expectations are key to ensuring social work supervision helps improve outcomes for children and is recognised by inspectors, Ofsted's Yvette Stanley tells Jo Stephenson.

Bradford applied social studies course: lessons from the class of '78

In 1978, graduates from the University of Bradford applied social studies course set out on their careers. They went on to be leaders in children's services, inspectorates, NHS services and in developing international welfare systems. Class of '78 alumni reflect on how their training prepared them for social work practice and whether what they learned is still relevant today.

Five steps to keep social workers safe

Social workers support people in challenging circumstances, but being subject to abuse and violence is never acceptable, so it is important that employers and staff take steps to ensure practitioners' safety.