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Casey savages Rotherham CSE response: the key failings

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  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Nearly six months since professor Alexis Jay's report revealed the extent of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, the government's troubled families tsar Louise Casey's has pulled no punches in her assessment of how the authority has fared since.

Government to clarify serious case review criteria

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  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
Guidance on serious case reviews (SCRs) is to be clarified in a bid to address reluctance among local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) to initiate them, children's minister Edward Timpson has announced.

ADCS calls for Ofsted workforce shake-up

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  • Friday, October 31, 2014
Ofsted must recruit existing children's services professionals to inspect local authority social care arrangements if it is to boost confidence in its judgments, the head of the Association of Directors of children's Services (ADCS) has said.

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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