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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.

E-Safety: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Results of a survey of 2,000 young people released on Safer Internet Day found two-thirds of eight to 17-year-olds would feel "disconnected" from the world if they couldn't be online. The finding highlight the integral part played by the internet in children and young people's lives today.

Social Media and E-professionalism in Child Welfare: Policy and Practice

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  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
This article reports that, in the United States, there is little guidance for managers and policymakers about how child welfare workers should search for or communicate with clients via social media. It offers a number of considerations for standards of e-professionalism. As well as the journal article, this summary draws on relevant guidance and frameworks from the UK.

Legal Update: Call for action plan on FGM

The home affairs committee has published a report calling for a national action plan on female genital mutilation. Catrin Gosby, researcher at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the report's proposals.

Legal Update: Care of unaccompanied children

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  • Monday, April 14, 2014
Draft proposals on the care of unaccompanied asylum-seeking and trafficked children are a welcome step but could go further, argues Rachel Hutchings, researcher at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Legal Update: Tackling child sexual exploitation

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  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Jen Roest, research and projects officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines a call to address child sexual exploitation in Manchester through attitudinal change of public agencies and the legal system.

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