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Shared Services: Special Report

Fresh evidence suggests collaboration is helping local authorities to find a wider range of care options for vulnerable children and introduce a greater array of good practice approaches to improve outcomes.

The policy context on Attachment and Neglect

In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the scale of child neglect, its long-term effect on children's wellbeing and how interventions can prevent and repair the damage caused to children's ability to form strong attachments with parents and carers.

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.

Steep rise in serious case reviews

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  • Thursday, September 25, 2014
The number of serious case reviews (SCRs) carried out into cases of child deaths or severe abuse have risen by more than 50 per cent in the space of just a year.

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