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Factors leading to children missing education

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has published research on children missing education, and has called upon the government to collection national...
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Exam results being prioritised over wellbeing

Over 80% of teachers believe that the focus on exams has become disproportionate to the wellbeing of pupils, according to the mental health charity Yo...
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Child sex offence recorded every 10 minutes

Numbers gained from the police by the NSPCC show that a child sex offence is recorded every 10 minutes in the UK, on average. These offences include r...
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High proportion of looked after children don’t understand why they are in care

The findings of a survey of more than 600 young people in care has found that a significant proportion of looked after children are uncertain about th...
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NSPCC calls for fix in sexual grooming law

Although police recorded over 1,100 offences of ‘meeting a child following sexual grooming’ in the year to September 2016, the police still can’...
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Children in poorest areas almost 10 times more likely to go into care

New research has revealed that children living in the UK’s poorest neighbourhoods are over 10 times more likely to be taken into care or placed on a...
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Social work self-evaluations to be shared with Ofsted

Ofsted has announced that it will pilot a scheme in which councils send them audits of frontline social work practice, under a new inspection regime. ...
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New draft NICE guideline on improving response to child abuse

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced a new draft guideline on child abuse and neglect. It outlines how social wor...
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Guidance on social work and guardian collaboration

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) and Cafcass have published a new agreement on how local authority social workers and fami...