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By Jo Stephenson
| June 26, 2018
The new social care inspection system has been billed as "light touch" for "good" authorities, but children's services leaders still need to be fully prepared for when Ofsted calls, writes Jo Stephenson.
By Maris Stratulis
Effective social work relies on face-to-face contact with children and families, but bureaucratic processes can often get in the way. Implement strategies that will free up practitioners' time for more direct work.
Derren Hayes speaks to Tracy Brabin MP, shadow early years minister.
Commissioners play a pivotal role in ensuring vulnerable children receive the care they need. However, demand and funding pressures are driving the development of new systems and changes in practice.
By Emily Rogers
The West London Zone offers targeted support to children and young people inspired by a similar project in Harlem, New York. Emily Rogers went to find out more and observe the scheme in action.
By Kamena Dorling
Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines reports of a continuing lack of support from councils in relation to Special Guardianship Orders.
| May 31, 2018
Policymakers and practitioners are boosting support for families in the most disadvantaged areas to help pre-school children develop the skills they need to thrive and reduce the attainment gap.
| May 29, 2018
An 'outstanding' Ofsted judgment can take years of hard work. With nearly one in five early years settings having achieved this, what can leaders do to maintain the momentum, asks Jo Stephenson.
By Jacob Tas
Central to the success of any organisation is ensuring the quality of its workforce, from the initial recruitment process through to nurturing talented staff with ongoing development opportunities.
By Toni Badnall-Neill
Now the SEND transfer deadline has passed, councils must embed a joint approach to commissioning, says Toni Badnall-Neill.
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