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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.

Legal Update: Caring for refugee children

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  • Monday, September 28, 2015
Kamena Dorling, policy and programmes manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the UK government's response to the refugee crisis and foster care provision for refugee children.

Focus on market risks losing sight of the child

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  • Monday, September 28, 2015
There has been the scent of revolution in the air recently. First, Jeremy Corbyn won a landslide Labour leadership election on an anti-austerity ticket that was the antithesis of New Labour (Analysis, p10). Then the man he hopes to one day replace in Downing Street, David Cameron, used a speech on the "smarter state" to outline the government's intention to pick up the pace of reform in children's services by handing "failing" children's social care services to third-party providers (Analysis, p8).

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.

Daily roundup: Parental rights, exam performance and age ratings

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  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Prime Minister considers new parental rights for grandparents caring for children; new research suggests link between mothers' confidence during pregnancy and GCSE success; and the government announces plans to place age restrictions on music videos, all in the news today.

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