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Ofsted warns of slow progress at 'inadequate' council

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  • Thursday, October 4, 2018
Inspectors have raised concerns about the lack of progress at a children's services department that was rated "inadequate" by Ofsted earlier this year, warning that support for vulnerable children is being removed too quickly.

DfE 'encouraging councils to shirk legal duties'

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  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018
A document published by the Department for Education has been criticised by campaigners for encouraging councils to renege on statutory child protection obligations, 18 months after controversial legislation to give local authorities greater freedoms was dropped in the face of opposition.