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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.

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.

Daily roundup: Parental rights, exam performance and age ratings

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  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Prime Minister considers new parental rights for grandparents caring for children; new research suggests link between mothers' confidence during pregnancy and GCSE success; and the government announces plans to place age restrictions on music videos, all in the news today.

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