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How to recruit and retain social workers

Recruitment and retention challenges in children's services mean councils are searching for new ways to attract and retain social workers. Joe Lepper looks at different approaches and investigates what actually works.

Care and capability

Looked-after young people are some of the most vulnerable in society. Charlotte Goddard examines the skills required and challenges across the workforce in providing quality care across the system.

Birmingham children's trust to launch April 2018

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  • Monday, January 16, 2017
A new independent trust to run children's services in Birmingham will officially launch in April 2018, with the organisation taking the form of a company owned by the council, rather than an employee-owned mutual, it has emerged.

Staff at 'inadequate' council to strike as DCS quits

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  • Friday, January 13, 2017
Children's services staff at a West Yorkshire local authority have voted to go on strike at the end of the month, with the announcement coming just hours after it was confirmed that the council's director for children's services (DCS) had quit her role.

CYP Now's top 10 stories of 2016

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  • Monday, December 19, 2016
With the UK voting to leave the European Union, a new Prime Minister and government installed, policy u-turns, and an influx of children and families from war-torn Syria, 2016 has been a turbulent year. Here is a run-down of the most-read stories published on the CYP Now website over the past 12 months.

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