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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.

Labour calls for investigation into children's care charges

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  • Thursday, August 15, 2013
Shadow children's minister Lisa Nandy is calling for an investigation into how many councils are planning to levy charges for taking children into care after Wakefield Council became the latest local authority to confirm it is considering such a move.

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).

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