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Labour demands inquiry into Kids Company closure

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  • Friday, August 7, 2015
The government is coming under pressure to order an independent inquiry into the collapse of children's charity Kids Company, with questions being asked about what it knew about the collapse of the organisation.

Home Office unveils statutory FGM guidance

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  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Statutory guidance for how children's social workers, doctors, police and teachers should deal with suspected cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been published by government as part of attempts to protect potential victims.

Ombudsman criticises council over removal of baby

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  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A children's services department has been criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) for its "disproportionate and misleading" removal of a baby from a mother suffering from postnatal depression.

Ofsted brands council 'inadequate' over CSE failures

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  • Thursday, June 4, 2015
Surrey has become the fourth authority in the space of a month to have its children's services rated "inadequate" by Ofsted after inspectors flagged up serious concerns about how it deals with child sexual exploitation (CSE).

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