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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.

'Inadequate' council launches Barnardo's partnership

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  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
A council currently rated "inadequate" by Ofsted has announced it will launch a project with children's charity Barnardo's, just months after a joint bid for £7m of Department for Education innovation funding was turned down.

ADCS president speaks out in favour of 'exemption clause'

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  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Government plans to allow councils to apply for exemptions from children's social care legislation will help councils to better support young people, the president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services has said.

Eileen Munro 'deserts' controversial exemption clause

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  • Friday, February 10, 2017
A social work academic cited as one of the inspirations for controversial government plans to allow councils to apply for exemptions from children's social care legislation has spoken out against the proposals, describing them as potentially dangerous.

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