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Somerset DCS sacking: Peter Lewis speaks out

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  • Friday, October 24, 2014
A lack of authority-wide support for change and an "arcane" IT system were key reasons for slow progress in improving children's services in Somerset, the council's former director of children's services (DCS) has claimed.

Steep rise in serious case reviews

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  • Thursday, September 25, 2014
The number of serious case reviews (SCRs) carried out into cases of child deaths or severe abuse have risen by more than 50 per cent in the space of just a year.

Rotherham abuse scandal: one week on

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  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014
It is now one week since an independent report by Professor Alexis Jay estimated that approximately 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. CYP Now looks at what has happened since publication last Tuesday.

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