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10 months ago
External news

New restrictions applied for the prescription of puberty blockers

NHS England have announced new restrictions when prescribing puberty blockers to children who are wanting to change to the opposite sex Last week the publicly-funded health service NHS England stated they will no longer give the hormone-blocking medicines known as goserelin and leuprolide to trans youth attending gender clinics Commenting on the new restriction the...
Ofstednews
Earlier this week, we published a report reflecting on early years provision in an international context. The rep… https://t.co/tKg7pVfZME
Posted 9 months ago
10 months ago
External news

“It’s so important that all local authorities and social workers practice inclusivity and celebrate diversity within any working environment”

We spoke with Charlie who is passionate about diversity and inclusion representation Charlie is a registered social worker but decided to move out of statutory social work to find new ways to ensure that young people within the LGBTQIA community receive the support they need from their social workers...
londoncouncils
RT @TheMJAwards: Amazing work to the Future Leaders project team at @RedbridgeLive for their mighty win in the 'Transforming Lives' categor…
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10 months ago
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Child maintenance complaints waiting more than a year for investigations to start

Parents are having to wait more than a year for complaints against the embattled Child Maintenance Service CMS to be allocated to an investigator the government has disclosed Responding to a written parliamentary question tabled by Labour MP Sir Stephen Timms Chair of the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee Junior Minister Mims Davies...
Ofstednews
This week, we hosted representatives from other international inspectorates in @SiciIn to discuss how research info… https://t.co/7g2w4uwj1L
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10 months ago
External news

Over 2,000 children per year could avoid care through family group conference rollout – research

Over children per year in England could avoid care through the rollout of family group conferences FGC research has found Providing all families with an FGC before they enter care proceedings could also save over m a year said...
londoncouncils
RT @themjcouk: Congratulations to @LewishamCouncil on their fantastic win in the 'Innovation in Building Diversity and Inclusion' category…
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10 months ago
External news

Legislate to limit social workers’ caseloads, Senedd members tell Welsh Government

Welsh councils must be legally required to set maximum manageable caseloads for their children's social workers and to take all reasonable steps to maintain them This should be backed by a comprehensive workforce sufficiency plan potentially including national pay and...
Ofstednews
In our schools webinar on Monday 3 July 2023, we will discuss communication and language, reading deep dives, what… https://t.co/dZfZQybwr8
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10 months ago
External news

Politicians urge end to ‘horrendous’ handcuffing of children in care

Social Work Recap is a weekly series where we present key news events conversations tweets and campaigns around social work from the preceding week From a campaign to ban the handcuffing of children in care to a new blueprint for...
SocialWorkEng
Congratulations to all social work students who have recently graduated. After successfully completing your socia… https://t.co/ZJKQeWcyzI
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10 months ago
External news

Families to face eviction if children fail to inform on knife crime

This week a labour party member announced they will threaten to evict families if their children do not alert the police on people who commit knife crime Darren Rodwell the leader of Barking and Dagenham Council made the threat as the East London authority urged parents to keep closer tabs on their children ahead of...
londoncouncils
As we celebrate two years since the launch of the rented e-scooter trial in London, take a look at the successes of… https://t.co/L847Y20s0n
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10 months ago
External news

Schools out: children face ‘lost decade’ in education after the pandemic

Government ministers have warned today that if action is not taken soon some pupils will face a 'lost decade' of progress in schools in England The Public Accounts Committee have expressed serious concern that it could take years for the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and others to return to pre-pandemic levels...
Ofstednews
RT @CQCProf: Today CQC are attending the Birmingham @TheAutismShow with @Ofstednews Come along and have a chat with the teams https://t.co…
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10 months ago
External news

‘Little known’ about which practice models work best amid ‘huge variation’ in approach – evidence body

Little is known about which social work practice models work best amid huge variation in approaches across England's local authorities That was among the messages from Foundations the new evidence body created from the merger of What Works for...
Ofstednews
RT @SiciIn: Perfectly organised workshop @Ofstednews about ‘How research informs the work of education inspectorates’ #education #educacion…
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10 months ago
External news

Naomi Allen – 2017 Frontline programme fellow

Naomi Allen was part of the Cohort of the Frontline programme and currently works as a consultant social worker supporting current Frontline programme as they qualify as social workers...
Ofstednews
Last week we published a commentary on how mergers have changed the number of colleges we inspect and their inspect… https://t.co/a9FrpoW9G7
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