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WillisPalmer have launched a Remote Assessment Service to deliver social work assessments safely during COVID pandemic.

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BAAF chief executive departs after less than six months

BAAF chief executive departs after less than six months Srabani Sen has left her post as chief executive of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) it has emerged.

Sen, former chief executive of Contact a Family and, before that, Alcohol Concern, joined BAAF in December 2013, but was replaced at the helm by Barbara Hutchinson, who was appointed interim chief executive at the end of last month.

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More court days for family cases this year despite restrictions

26/11/2020

There have been more court sitting days taking place on family cases this year than in any previous year, despite the lockdown, the president of the family courts division has said.

In his ‘View from the Chambers,’ Andrew McFarlane said this level of activity is necessary as it is not possible to conduct as many cases [...]

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Half of Youth Offending Services require improvement

25/11/2020

Improvements are required in more than half of the Youth Offending Services inspected this year, according to the HM Inspectorate of Probation.

Of the 16 Youth Offending Services inspected, eight required improvement while one, Cardiff, was rated inadequate.

Chief Inspector Justin Russell said: “It is disappointing that the overall quality of the youth offending services we have [...]

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Highest number of children’s homes registered could be in response to COVID

25/11/2020

The highest number of children’s homes were registered by Ofsted between April and August, potentially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ofsted registered 176 new children’s homes between 1 April and 31 August, the highest number recorded in that period. This follows a continued increase in registrations year on year since at least 2015 and a [...]

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