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The meaning of tests

On Thursday we were advised that the five tests had been met and that the phased wider opening of schools could commence from 1st June.

Returning to nursery on 1st June

When we were told by the Prime Minster on the 10th May that we would be able to open on the 1st June we began to plan how we would do this, given we would need to abide by any rules that would emerge from the Department for Education guidance.

Children's social care reporting: putting councils in the driving seat

Performance reporting is much maligned in social care. The argument, repeated many times in several audiences, is that a poor social worker can “game the system” by ensuring all the right boxes are ticked, while a good worker, tiring themselves out by being involved in their families’ lives, won’t have the time to keep on top of the paperwork.

Coronavirus daily round-up: Friday 29 May

  • Friday, May 29, 2020
Families facing financial crisis due to the impact of Covid-19 have been left with “nowhere to turn” due to government cuts to local authorities, a charity has warned.

Out of school clubs 'on brink of collapse'

  • Friday, May 29, 2020
More than eight in 10 out of school clubs are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, raising concerns that wraparound care is “on the brink of collapse”, a new survey shows.

How I Got Here - Jade Swain-Veneziale

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020
I first started attending my local children’s centre when I became a mum in April 2015. I had health complications following the birth of my daughter, and because I have no family close by and at the time I was in an unstable marriage, I felt very unsupported and isolated. I was desperate for somewhere to go where I could find advice, support and comfort and where I could also feel safe.

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