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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.

Help families in poverty trap

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  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The steady rise in child poverty in recent years is a national disgrace, and should be a code-red priority for political parties of every hue.

Domestic Abuse: Policy context

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  • Monday, April 29, 2019
The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimates that there were 1.2 million female and 713,000 male victims of domestic abuse in 2016/17, respectively 7.5 and 4.4 per cent of the total population.

Intrafamilial Abuse: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Detailed analysis of police files by the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England shows that around one in four reported child sexual abuse cases were classed as child sexualabuse in the family environment (CSAFE).

Restorative Practice: Policy Context

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  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Initially developed for use in the youth justice sector, restorative practice is now fully established as a way of working across a number of different settings with children and families.

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.

Legal Update: Covert recordings as evidence

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  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Kelly Reeve, senior legal consultant and team leader for the Child Law Advice Service, considers the implications of cases concerning the use of covert recordings as evidence in family law proceedings.

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