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Parenting Programmes: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
The focus of parenting support has tended to be on interventions with pre-school age children, such as Coram Family and Childcare’s Parent Champions programme which is a peer support network (see expert view).

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The basis for much of the work in the UK and internationally on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is drawn from a 1997 US study by CDC Kaiser on childhood traumas. This study identified a list of 10 ACEs that then formed the basis for a questionnaire used by researchers as a screening tool to assess the impact of childhood trauma on adults.

Inspections Clinic - Workforce stability Q&A

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  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Research highlights the link between a stable workforce and better outcomes for children. Ofsted’s Yvette Stanley tells Jo Stephenson how it is assessing workforce stability across children’s social care services

Policy: Commissioning – Placement Planning

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  • Thursday, May 28, 2020
How local authority children’s services commissioners ensure sufficient high-quality placements for vulnerable children while navigating a complex series of social, political and financial pressures

Leadership - Heart-centred leadership

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  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Leaders are often under enormous pressure to do more with ever-dwindling resources, but taking a ‘heart-centred’ approach can help them to better support their staff through these challenging times

Technology in Children's Services: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
At its best, technology speeds up laborious inputting of information, enabling children’s services practitioners to spend more time with their clients, helps commissioners to identify trends so they can prioritise resources, and enable leaders to make informed choices on how services are structured.

Shared Services: Policy context

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  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
Defining what shared services are is vital to understand the approaches that work best in services for children and young people and whether there is scope for this to grow.

Legal Update: The costs of immigration

Rising costs of making an immigration application or challenging a decision is set against the backdrop of ever-changing, complex rules, says Jessica Evans, outreach solicitor at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Champions for learning in care

Virtual school heads have formed an association to influence policy on looked-after children's education, writes Jane Pickthall, vice chair, National Association of Virtual School Heads.

Special Report: Children's Mental Health

The Future in Mind national strategy and £1.4bn in funding is seeing a reorganisation of children's mental health services that is aiming to transform the outcomes of children and young people.

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.

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