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Children who have suffered neglect and abuse during lockdown need identifying and providing with support as a matter of urgency as they return to school.

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Attachment Theory Training Courses

When we recently launched our training services to all professionals working with children and families we commissioned three attachment theory training courses provided by Terence Simmons.

Terence has been with WP for nearly a decade providing independent assessments as well as being one of our quality assurance consultants.Terence has over [...]

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Qualification for social work support staff launched in Wales

A new qualification for social work support staff has been launched in Wales.

The Care Council for Wales has commissioned The Open University to work in partnership with the Council and local authorities to deliver a pilot Social Services Practitioner Programme.

Under the programme, practitioners will become qualified to deliver a range of support services from advice [...]

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Mark Willis on WillisPalmer’s exciting new social work training service

High quality training for professionals working in the children and families arena is hard to find.  Over the past twelve years WillisPalmer has been delivering programs to its own ISWs and psychologists but recently we decided we should make it available to a broader audience.

Therefore [...]

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Psychologists to review ChildLine’s response to suicide risks


The NSPCC’s response to children at risk of suicide is to be studied by psychologists at the University of Birmingham in response to an increase in the number of contacts the charity receives about mental ill health and suicide.

The children’s charity has funded a research programme at the University that will enable experts to explore [...]

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Ban under 18s in care from placements in bedsits, hostels and caravans


The government is being urged to change the law to prevent local authorities placing under-18s in care in unregulated accommodation including bedsits, hostels and caravans.

The children’s commissioner for England wants to see all children in care who need a residential placement housed in accommodation regulated under the same standards as children’s homes.

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner [...]

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Three projects to trial teachers in children’s social care teams


Teachers are to be placed in children’s social care teams in three local authorities under projects announced by the What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC).

The Centre has provided £400,000 of funding for the projects in Bath and North East Somerset, York and Hartlepool where an advisory teacher will be placed within children’s social care [...]

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