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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.

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.

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.