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Timpson names councils with low Staying Put take-up

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  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016
There are at least five local authorities in England where no young people in foster care have remained in their placement past the age of 18 during the last year, children's minister Edward Timpson has revealed.

Morgan unveils plans for new social work body

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  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
A new social work organisation to drive up standards and put social workers on a par with high-status professions such as surgeons or lawyers will be established, government has announced.

ADCS announces 2017/18 president

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  • Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The head of children's services in Nottingham will be the 2017/18 president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) it has been confirmed.

CYP Now's top 10 stories of 2015

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  • Tuesday, December 22, 2015
With a general election, new policy announcements, ongoing austerity measures and high-profile charity closures, 2015 was another busy year in the children and young people sector. Here is a rundown of the most-read stories published on the CYP Now website over the past 12 months.

Kent in talks to outsource children's social care

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  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Kent County Council is holding discussions about the possibility of outsourcing elements of its children's social care work in order to help deal with an influx of asylum-seeking children, it has emerged.