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Social work set free to innovate

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  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire are among the authorities chosen to take part in the Partners in Practice programme to transform children's social care. Eileen Fursland finds out about their plans.

Legal Update: Criminalising domestic abuse

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  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Kirsten Anderson, research and policy manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, asks if criminalising coercive and controlling behaviour will provide better protection to victims of domestic violence.

Youth justice roundup

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  • Thursday, September 12, 2013
Troubled families progress, inspection of young offender institution for young women, and child sexual exploitation, all in the news in the past seven days.

The hidden helpers

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  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of children and young people care for a family member, but their needs often get ignored. Joe Lepper investigates the barriers young carers face in getting the vital support they require.

Ditch ‘bedroom tax' to save more children from poverty

I have a sense of déjà vu with regard to the benefit reforms. It reminds me of the last period of austerity in the 1980s. Here we are again, cutting back services and this time demonising the poorest in society and imposing benefit cuts on them.

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