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Nearly 200,000 babies at risk of harm in the UK

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Nearly 200,000 babies in the UK are at risk of serious harm, according to figures released by the NSPCC as it launched its campaign to highlight the vulnerability of children aged under one.

'Inadequate' council launches Barnardo's partnership

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
A council currently rated "inadequate" by Ofsted has announced it will launch a project with children's charity Barnardo's, just months after a joint bid for £7m of Department for Education innovation funding was turned down.

ADCS president speaks out in favour of 'exemption clause'

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Government plans to allow councils to apply for exemptions from children's social care legislation will help councils to better support young people, the president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services has said.

Fewer families forcibly removed from UK

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The number of families being forcibly removed from the UK is on the decline, with more choosing to return voluntarily since a family returns system was introduced in 2011.

ADCS calls for Ofsted workforce shake-up

  • Friday, October 31, 2014
Ofsted must recruit existing children's services professionals to inspect local authority social care arrangements if it is to boost confidence in its judgments, the head of the Association of Directors of children's Services (ADCS) has said.

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