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Solihull has improved practice for care leavers and UASC

19th Mar 2018

Ofsted inspectors have found that Solihull children’s services have continued improvement in services for young people leaving care and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children since the last inspection. A focused visit by…

Mandatory reporting of child abuse shelved

6th Mar 2018

The government has abandoned plans to introduce mandatory reporting of child abuse for social workers and other children’s professionals. Following a consultation on whether to introduce mandatory reporting or a…

Continued focus on improving social work at Newham

5th Mar 2018

There has been a continued focus on improving social work practice at Newham children’s services thanks to corporate and political focus, Ofsted has said. Leaders know their service well and…

Funding boost for care leavers

27th Feb 2018

The government is funding £5 million in three projects to support care leavers into education, employment and training. Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi announced up to £5 million for…