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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.

Home Office unveils statutory FGM guidance

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  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Statutory guidance for how children's social workers, doctors, police and teachers should deal with suspected cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been published by government as part of attempts to protect potential victims.

Early intervention leaders' debate

Children's services leaders from councils across England discussed the current challenges of resourcing effective early help services at a debate hosted by CYP Now in partnership with Capita One.

Professionals feel ‘powerless' when faced with neglect

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  • Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Nine out of ten teachers, police officers and social workers are regularly coming into contact with children they suspect to be suffering from neglect, but up to 40 per cent feel powerless to intervene, a report has warned.

Financing intervention: Allen report at a glance

MP Graham Allen's second report in his government-commissioned review into early intervention was published last week. It began to address how evidence-based schemes can be financed. While reiterating the now widely-recognised evidence that intervening before problems arise yields savings in the long term, Allen challenges the government to take the lead and make widespread early intervention a reality.

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