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Scotland raises leaving care age to 21

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  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Young people in Scotland who are in residential care, foster care, or kinship care will be able to remain in their placement up until the age of 21 as a result of landmark legislation.

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.

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.

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