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ADCS launches inquiry into the care system

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  • Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Directors of children's services have launched an inquiry into the purpose of the care system, as part of plans to radically improve provision for looked-after children across the country.

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.

Domestic Abuse: Special Report

Cases of domestic abuse recorded by police and children's services have risen significantly over the past decade. The government has published a draft bill containing new protections to tackle the problem.

Interventions to Improve the Response of Professionals to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence and Abuse: A Systematic Review

Despite the major public health and clinical impact of domestic violence and abuse, the response of health care professionals to women experiencing domestic abuse is often poorly informed and inappropriate. This systematic review looks at educational and structural or whole-system interventions that aim to improve professionals' understanding of, and response to, survivors and their children.

Timpson moves to calm outsourcing fears

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  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Concerns about controversial plans to allow councils to outsource child protection services will get serious consideration, children's minister Edward Timpson has pledged.

Casey savages Rotherham CSE response: the key failings

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  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Nearly six months since professor Alexis Jay's report revealed the extent of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, the government's troubled families tsar Louise Casey's has pulled no punches in her assessment of how the authority has fared since.

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