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Adverse Childhood Experiences: Special Report

Research has shown that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can increase the risk of poor life outcomes, so policymakers and practitioners are developing new ways to prevent ACEs and support children at risk of them.

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: Special Report

Fresh evidence suggests collaboration is helping local authorities to find a wider range of care options for vulnerable children and introduce a greater array of good practice approaches to improve outcomes.

Government rejects case for mandatory reporting

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  • Monday, March 5, 2018
The government has said it will not change the law so practitioners or organisations are required to report child abuse or neglect, claiming there is no evidence it will make children any safer.

MPs to get vote on LSCB replacement plans

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  • Monday, February 26, 2018
Plans to scrap serious case reviews and replace local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) with new arrangements will be subject to a vote by MPs and members of the House of Lords within a matter of weeks, the government has said.

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