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MPs: Draft Online Safety Bill is not clear or robust enough

The government’s draft Online Safety Bill in its current form is neither clear nor robust enough to tackle certain types of illegal and harmful content on user-to-user and search services, MPs have warned.

The Digital, Culture Media and Sports committee is urging the government to address types of content that are technically legal by [...]

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Trauma Informed Care varies widely across children’s social care

Trauma informed activities rarely lead to evidence-based treatments, a study by the Early Intervention Foundation has found.

Trauma Informed Care practice varied widely across children’s social care services, with no two teams offering the same components, or attending the same training. Furthermore, the study found that TIC activities rarely led to evidence-based treatments but were [...]

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Interview with Sarah Stowe, Managing Director, WillisPalmer

Two things shine through Sarah Stowe’s working career. People are everything to Sarah when it comes to her work life. She finds herself automatically drawn to working for entrepreneurial people with larger than life personalities and her team is paramount. Not only does she invest heavily in her team, playing a massive role supporting and [...]

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Children in care move home with belongings in bin bags

Four out of five children in care have moved home with their belongings in bin bags, the National Youth Advocacy Service has found.

The NYAS also revealed that three in five care experienced young people will have their belongings lost or damaged when moving.

Rita Waters, NYAS Group CEO says, “All too often for children in [...]

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Care leavers feel inadequately prepared for independent living

Over a third of people leaving the care system felt they had to leave whether they were ready or not, according to a report by Ofsted.

The inspectorate highlights the lack of choice many care leavers experienced when leaving care. While local authorities are required to prepare children for leaving care, Ofsted’s report finds variance [...]

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Rising fuel costs will exacerbate child poverty

More children are at risk of living in poverty due to rising fuel costs, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has warned.

Households on low incomes will be spending on average 18% of their income after housing costs on energy bills after April. For single adult households on low incomes this rises to a shocking 54%, an [...]

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MPs: Draft Online Safety Bill is not clear or robust enough

25/01/2022

The government’s draft Online Safety Bill in its current form is neither clear nor robust enough to tackle certain types of illegal and harmful content on user-to-user and search services, MPs have warned.

The Digital, Culture Media and Sports committee is urging the government to address types of content that are technically legal by [...]

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Trauma Informed Care varies widely across children’s social care

24/01/2022

Trauma informed activities rarely lead to evidence-based treatments, a study by the Early Intervention Foundation has found.

Trauma Informed Care practice varied widely across children’s social care services, with no two teams offering the same components, or attending the same training. Furthermore, the study found that TIC activities rarely led to evidence-based treatments but were [...]

Read Full Story

Interview with Sarah Stowe, Managing Director, WillisPalmer

24/01/2022

Two things shine through Sarah Stowe’s working career. People are everything to Sarah when it comes to her work life. She finds herself automatically drawn to working for entrepreneurial people with larger than life personalities and her team is paramount. Not only does she invest heavily in her team, playing a massive role supporting and [...]

Read Full Story
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