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How charities can demonstrate social value to commissioners

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  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The way public services are commissioned is undergoing considerable change, but charities pitched into competition for funding with private companies have a possible advantage - as long as they can demonstrate the additional social values they provide above and beyond the primary aims of a project.

Who would want to be a DCS today?

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  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Directors of children's services are under ever-increasing pressure and first in the firing line if tragedy strikes. Jo Stephenson examines what the future holds for the role and why anyone would aspire to do it.

Research Report: National Survey of Injury Prevention Activities of Children's Centres

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  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
There is a lot of research into the role children's centres play in improving outcomes for disadvantaged families. However, researchers from the University of Nottingham were keen to investigate centres' role in preventing injuries to under-fives, an area not previously analysed. Previous research has found injuries disproportionately affect children from low-income families.

Child safeguarding: leaders' debate

Children's services leaders from councils across England discussed the current challenges of safeguarding children at a debate hosted by CYP Now in partnership with 4Children. Ravi Chandiramani reports

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