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Ofsted confirms plans for inspecting supported accommodation

Ofsted has today published guidance for inspecting providers of supported accommodation and the outcome of the consultation...
1 month ago
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Experts demand accelerated change in multi-agency safeguarding practice

A report assessing data from local safeguarding incidents in England will assist learning and drive improvement to help families and protect children...
2 months ago
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Regional improvement and innovation alliances: grant determination letters

An example of the section letter issued to the lead local authorities in each of the regional improvement and innovation alliances...
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Strengthening multi-agency leadership: grant determination letter

Letter detailing capacity funding to support the implementation of working together and the children's social care national framework...
3 months ago
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Regulator calls for improvements in Sussex NHS trust’s children’s mental health services

The Care Quality Commission CQC has lowered the rating for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's child and adolescent mental health CAMHS ward at Chalkhill following an inspection that found improvements were needed Chalkhill a -bedded mixed gender inpatient unit is a mental health facility in the grounds of a general acute hospital where young people...
4 months ago
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New online tool points parents towards personalised childcare support options

Parents can now visit an updated online eligibility checker to quicker discover what additional childcare support might be available to them The website www childcarechoices gov uk is intended to help parents and carers through the changes to childcare legislation that will come into force over the next year From April eligible working parents of two-year-olds will...
4 months ago
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Biggest independent children’s care providers make £300m profit – report

The biggest independent providers of children's social care brought in profits of more than m last year according to a report commissioned by the Local Government Association LGA It comes as councils face significant financial pressures in children's services as a result of rising numbers of children needing increasingly expensive care The report by Revolution...
3 months ago
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Stunting in infancy linked to differences in cognitive and brain function – study

Children who are too short for their age can suffer reduced cognitive ability arising from differences in brain function as early as six months of age according to new research from the University of East Anglia UEA Researchers compared the 'visual working memory' -- the memory capacity that holds visual cues for processing -- in...
4 months ago
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Flagship study finds a million children experienced destitution in the UK last year

The number of people experiencing destitution increased by percent from to with an even larger increase in the number of children experiencing destitution according to a major report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation The report is the fourth in a series of Destitution in the UK studies published regularly since by...
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UK children to become safer online as world-leading bill becomes law

The Online Safety Act has received Royal Assent meaning UK adults and children should become safer online Yesterday a new era of internet safety was hailed as the Online Safety Act received Royal Assent This means new legal duties will be placed on social media platforms to ensure children and adults remain safe on social...