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Government to clarify serious case review criteria

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  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
Guidance on serious case reviews (SCRs) is to be clarified in a bid to address reluctance among local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) to initiate them, children's minister Edward Timpson has announced.

ADCS calls for Ofsted workforce shake-up

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  • 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.

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.

Steep rise in serious case reviews

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  • Thursday, September 25, 2014
The number of serious case reviews (SCRs) carried out into cases of child deaths or severe abuse have risen by more than 50 per cent in the space of just a year.

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