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Decision-making guidance for children’s social care called for

A report on decision-making in children’s social care has revealed a range of factors that influence decisions and outcomes, including behavioural a...
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Child sexual exploitation ‘Superhero’ campaign

An innovative campaign has been launched to raise awareness among healthcare professionals about child sexual exploitation (CSE). The ‘CSE Superhero...
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New Children’s Minister to be appointed

The general election saw Children’s Minister Edward Timpson lose his Crewe and Nantwich seat. He had been Children’s Minister since 2012. He is ti...
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Rise in exam stress for children

The pressure of exams and the stress it causes children has been highlighted by Childline, who delivered over 3,000 counselling sessions on the subjec...
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BBC drama highlights sexual exploitation issues

The BBC drama Three Girls has raised awareness around sexual grooming, the signs that children may be at risk and the techniques that abusers...
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Two billion funding gap for supporting vulnerable children

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that children’s services are becoming unsustainable and that there will be a £2 billion funding g...
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Review of duty of care in sport highlights safeguarding issues

An independent report looking at the duty of care that sports have towards their participants has highlighted safeguarding children and young people a...
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Relationship between household income and education examined

The Department for Education has launched a consultation on family circumstances and education. They are seeking views on their preliminary examinatio...
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Child neglect to be examined in new joint inspections

A new series of joint inspections will examine how local partner agencies are working together to protect children living with, or at risk of, neglect...