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Devolved budgets for social workers broadly welcomed

23rd Aug 2019

Practitioners have broadly welcomed a new project devolving budgets to social workers, according to the What Works for Children’s Social Care centre. Three pilots running in Darlington, Hillingdon and Wigan…

Children growing up in shipping containers

23rd Aug 2019

There were 92,000 children living in sofa-surfing families in 2016-17, according to a report by the children’s commissioner for England. Official statistics show 124,000 children in England living in temporary…

Warrington rated good by Ofsted

20th Aug 2019

Leaders at Warrington ensure that children and their families receive good quality services that help to protect children and improve their day-to-day experiences of family life, Ofsted has said. The…

Lewisham requires improvement

19th Aug 2019

Services for children in Lewisham continue to require improvement overall, according to Ofsted. The inspection of children’s services at Lewisham found services for children in care have deteriorated since the…

DCS delivers improvement at Swindon

14th Aug 2019

The determined and well-focused leadership of the director of children’s services at Swindon has delivered significant improvement in children’s services, Ofsted has said. The DCS and his leadership team have…

Social workers in school pilot shows promise

8th Aug 2019

Placing social workers in schools may have positive effects on inter-agency working between social workers and school staff, and on building relationships with children, young people and families, a report…