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More than 1,300 cases of sexual communication with a child recorded in six months

The NSPCC has revealed that more than 1,300 cases of sexual communication with a child have been recorded in the six months following the introduction...
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Children’s Mental Health Week all about #BeingOurselves

It’s Children’s Mental Health week on 5–11 February 2018 and this year it is encouraging children, young people and adults to celebrate their un...
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BASW concerned about so-called ‘minor changes’ to Working Together

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has submitted a strong opposition response to one of the proposed changes to Working Together which w...
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Kinship carers not well supported by children’s services

Research into kinship care has found that 60% of kinship carers do not feel they were well supported by social services when a child moved in with the...
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‘Care crisis’ review to begin

A seven-month review into the ‘care crisis’ that is causing record levels of care proceedings and numbers of children in care is to begin, led by ...
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Children in need statistics released

New government figures have revealed that over a quarter of social work assessments led to no further action in 2016/17. This is up by 2.4% from last ...
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New Working Together out for consultation

A revised version of Working Together to Safeguard Children has been put out for consultation by the Department for Education. It comes in light of th...
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Children’s Minister launches £20 million scheme to encourage closer working between children’s services

Robert Goodwill, Minister for Children and Families, has announced that £20 million will provided in the form of a new programme to help councils wor...
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Impact of the digital world on childhood

Barnardo’s have published research into how the advances of technology, and the resulting changes to society, has transformed today’s children’s...