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Casey savages Rotherham CSE response: the key failings

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  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Nearly six months since professor Alexis Jay's report revealed the extent of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, the government's troubled families tsar Louise Casey's has pulled no punches in her assessment of how the authority has fared since.

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.

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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