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7 months ago
External news

A third of children in care face school exclusion, new research shows

New research from University College London UCL has found students in England with a care background are more likely to be excluded The research which was published in the online journal Child Abuse amp Neglect earlier this week used anonymised data from the Department for Education's National Population Database which covered all children starting state...
Ofstednews
This morning we released our biannual statistics on childcare providers and inspections. Read more here: https://t.co/vojgSKej7j
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7 months ago
External news

Government names first areas to test children’s care reforms

The government has named Dorset Lincolnshire and Wolverhampton as the first areas to be chosen to deliver the Families First for Children programme They will test new ways to reform every part of the children's social care system with the goal of helping children stay with their families while protecting vulnerable children where needed The...
londoncouncils
Next up, our panel discusses how to get the money we need into the sector as quickly as possible. It is vital counc… https://t.co/FyVGERwaej
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7 months ago
External news

Government ‘has more work to do’ on landmark childcare reforms – report

The House of Commons have warned the government should consider wider policy changes to ensure children benefit from high quality affordable childcare and to help parents and providers who are struggling The findings come in a new report which concludes the cross-party committee's inquiry that was launched amid warnings that state and private providers had...
Ofstednews
ICYMI: We published a commentary on how mergers have changed the number of colleges we inspect and their inspection… https://t.co/UdmHA2FAqC
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7 months ago
External news

Children in care costs nine times higher than government funding – report

The cost of accommodating teenagers in semi-independent housing could be over nine times higher than government funding a new report has found A new report which was produced by the County Councils Network CCN and London Innovation and Improvement Alliance LiiA revealed that young people who leave children's homes to live in independent housing will...
londoncouncils
@mancunium Chief Exec @LBofHounslow, @niallbolger, discusses how London boroughs are working together & with other… https://t.co/OyEOWpNPpV
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7 months ago
LSWC news

'Save Me' film is a powerful resource for practitioners

'Save Me', created by Amani Simpson, aims to raise awareness about the challenges faced by young people enduring exploitation. Save Me sheds light on the prevalence of extra-familial harm in schools, peer friendship groups, and local communities.
londoncouncils
Fascinating talk from Steve Turner on the Net Zero Neighbourhood programme, aimed at accelerating net zero through… https://t.co/LiYiavm7rZ
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7 months ago
External news

Figures show one in ten children hit by two-child limit

Children's charities have written to party leaders in the House of Commons demanding the removal of the two-child limit on benefits after official figures showed one in children are now affected by the policy The two-child limit which took effect in is one of the biggest drivers of rising child poverty -- up...
londoncouncils
RT @duncan__ray: At #3CiLondon @Georgia_Gould speaking about Net Zero Neighbourhoods and how to combine a range of projects with different…
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7 months ago
External news

Supporting LGBTQ+ care leavers

Transitioning from a young person in care to a care leaver was no easy feat The pressure to become an adult overnight without a personal advisor by your side and be thrown into a world without support for LGBTQ care leavers was not only a daunting thought but a very real reality for me Soon I learned that this was the case for countless other LGBTQ care experienced young people in the UK...
londoncouncils
Great to be at #3CiLondon today! First up, @GregClarkCities in conversation with @Georgia_Gould and… https://t.co/GD8rBuuHEe
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7 months ago
External news

Investigation reveals 170 delayed children’s services complaints in Kent

A Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman LGSCO investigation has uncovered a backlog of unanswered children's services and education complaints in Kent The Ombudsman was asked to investigate after Kent County Council failed to respond to a mother's complaint that her son had not been provided with speech and language therapy as set out...
Ofstednews
RT @WestSussexMusic: We're thrilled to welcome Christopher Stevens from @Ofstednews at our conference this morning, in partnership with @cr…
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7 months ago
LSWC news

The Big Listen Report: the experiences of London's workforce

Our new research provides valuable insights to address recruitment and retention issues across children's services in London
londoncouncils
RT @PialiDG: .@GregClarkCities opens #3CiLondon introducing the fundamental premise of 3Ci: connecting the value of place with the logic o…
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7 months ago
External news

Government slammed for rejecting Child Maintenance Service reform advice

A committee of MPs has criticised the government for rejecting most of its recommendations for reform of the embattled Child Maintenance Service CMS The CMS was launched in to help secure payments from absent parents -- mostly fathers -- towards raising their children but has faced criticism both for placing too many financial demands...
Ofstednews
RT @SendHerts: Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are visiting Hertfordshire, as part of an inspection. They'll be looking at arr…
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