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Manchester receives DfE cash to cover terror attack costs

  • Friday, March 16, 2018
Children's services in Manchester have been given £451,000 from the Department for Education to cover additional costs incurred from supporting young people and families in the aftermath of last year's terror attack at Manchester Arena.

Telford CSE youth work team 'under-resourced'

  • Friday, March 16, 2018
A specialist youth work team set up to support victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Telford was unable to effectively tackle the scale of the problem due to a lack of funding and excessive workloads, it has emerged.

DfE 'examining children's services funding', Zahawi reveals

  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Government is actively assessing the financial state of children's services departments across England amid concerns that increasing demand for support is leaving some councils on the financial brink, children's minister Nadhim Zahawi has revealed.

Social worker skills list undergoes revamp

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
A greater focus on how social workers can make a difference is among changes to the professional capabilities framework (PCF), which has been refreshed for the first time in three years.

Government rejects case for mandatory reporting

  • Monday, March 5, 2018
The government has said it will not change the law so practitioners or organisations are required to report child abuse or neglect, claiming there is no evidence it will make children any safer.

MPs to get vote on LSCB replacement plans

  • Monday, February 26, 2018
Plans to scrap serious case reviews and replace local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) with new arrangements will be subject to a vote by MPs and members of the House of Lords within a matter of weeks, the government has said.

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