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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.

Timpson moves to calm outsourcing fears

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  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Concerns about controversial plans to allow councils to outsource child protection services will get serious consideration, children's minister Edward Timpson has pledged.

Morgan unveils plans for new social work body

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  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
A new social work organisation to drive up standards and put social workers on a par with high-status professions such as surgeons or lawyers will be established, government 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.