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Labour calls for investigation into children's care charges

  • 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.

Early intervention 'reduces demand for child protection services'

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012
Investment in early intervention is reducing demand for child protection services by up to 30 per cent in some local authorities, while other areas struggle to cope with huge increases in demand, research by the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) has found.

ADCS launches inquiry into the care system

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Directors of children's services have launched an inquiry into the purpose of the care system, as part of plans to radically improve provision for looked-after children across the country.

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