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The Big Question when you are a foster carer

18th Jan 2019

Foster carer and journalist David Bocking on his experience of when foster children move on. When you’re telling your friends about your cute temporary infant, they all eventually ask about…

Better information sharing found at West Berkshire

18th Jan 2019

The co-location of partners in the MASH at West Berkshire since the last inspection has enabled more efficient and effective information-sharing, Ofsted has said. A focused visit of the authority…

Care applications plummet

16th Jan 2019

There has been a significant reduction in the number of care applications made, figures have revealed. In December 2018, there 975 care applications made to Cafcass – compared to 1,022…

Ofsted praises Essex as outstanding

11th Jan 2019

Essex children’s services has been judged to be ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, which said services for children have continued to improve since the previous inspection in 2014. Senior leaders know their…

Buckinghamshire shows early signs of improvement

11th Jan 2019

Buckinghamshire children’s services is beginning to demonstrate some early signs of improvement in some parts of the service providing help and protection for children, Ofsted has said. However, in the…