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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.

Coalition fails to improve care placements

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  • Thursday, November 27, 2014
The coalition government has failed to make any progress in getting children into the right placement when they first enter care and ensuring it is close to their home, a damning report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.

Children's social workers face knowledge test

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  • Thursday, July 31, 2014
New children's social workers will have to pass a test of their knowledge in order to become an approved practitioner as part of government attempts to improve the quality of the profession, it has been announced.

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