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Workforce skills for the future

By Derren Hayes |

27 August 2019

In light of a review into children's social worker practice, experts outline where changes are needed.

Spotlight on children's stability

By Derren Hayes |

27 August 2019

What does the children commissioner's Stability Index say about the lives of looked-after children?

Asylum support: six key asks

By Amanda Shah, policy officer, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit |

30 July 2019

A group of young people in care and affected by asylum have devised advice on how best to support them.

Duty of care: key questions

By Peter Garsden |

25 June 2019

Child abuse lawyer Peter Garsden explains the implications for councils of recent Supreme Court ruling.

Making the case for intervening earlier

By Derren Hayes |

25 June 2019

Building on the impact of the Troubled Families programme can be vital for securing the future of early help in upcoming spending review.

Sharing the experience of care

By Derren Hayes |

28 May 2019

Campaigners hope a conference for care-experienced people will help improve care policy and practice.

Regional approach to staff recruitment

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

Latest Department for Education workforce data shows that while the number of children's social workers rose three per cent last year, staff turnover, vacant posts and use of agency practitioners remained stubbornly high.

Asylum delays spark legal action

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

Judicial review highlights concerns over the impact asylum delays have on unaccompanied children.

ADCS president vows action on poverty

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

Rachel Dickinson, 2019/20 ADCS president, says she will stress the plight of children living in poverty.

Social Work England, the new regulator, is holding a consultation into draft professional standards, registration rules and fitness to practice rules that all social workers will be expected to meet.