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Study highlights postcode lottery of child health

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  • Monday, September 7, 2015
The health and development of children under five varies dramatically between different parts of England, with a child living in one area far more likely to be condemned to poor health than another living relatively close by, a study has found.

Ofsted brands council 'inadequate' over CSE failures

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  • Thursday, June 4, 2015
Surrey has become the fourth authority in the space of a month to have its children's services rated "inadequate" by Ofsted after inspectors flagged up serious concerns about how it deals with child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Future ADCS president warns of challenge to save DCS role

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  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Directors of children's services (DCSs) face a fight to protect their role, with more than half now responsible for other directorates or services, the vice president-elect of the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) has warned.