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Sibling separation: the argument for and against

19th Jul 2018

Clare Jerrom takes a look at the proposals in the fostering stocktake around sibling separation and the arguments against such a move. The legal requirement of placing siblings together in…

Ofsted identifies serious and widespread failures at Wakefield

18th Jul 2018

“Serious and widespread failures” have been identified at Wakefield children’s services by Ofsted. Judging Wakefield as ‘inadequate’, Ofsted said inspectors found cases of children throughout the services for whom risk…

Decision to close FDAC National Unit slammed by Nagalro

17th Jul 2018

Nagalro has slammed the imminent closure of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court National Unit as “short-sighted and financially illiterate”. Following an emergency meeting about the closure of the unit…

LSCB’s scrapped by September 2019

6th Jul 2018

Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards will be scrapped and replaced with multi-agency arrangements by September 2019, the government has announced. The three safeguarding partners – local authorities, chief officers of police,…