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Ofsted reports in September

26th Sep 2018

A round-up of the Ofsted reports of inspections of children’s services published during September. Strong corporate leadership at Westminster Within Westminster, there is strong corporate leadership to improve outcomes for…

CAMHS funding ‘not making it to frontline’

25th Sep 2018

Over a quarter of the funding for child and adolescent mental health services is not making it to frontline services, it has emerged. Labour MP Luciana Berger asked a parliamentary…

ISWs: How to protect yourself from violence

25th Sep 2018

Close Protection Officer David Hammond on how Independent Social Workers need to keep safe in their work and protect themselves from harm. In 2014 the Community Care website ran a…

New National County Lines Coordination Centre launched

24th Sep 2018

The government has launched a National County Lines Coordination Centre to improve the UK’s response to county line drug crimes. County lines includes criminals exploiting vulnerable young people to supply…

Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme announced

21st Sep 2018

Campaigning charities have welcomed the announcement that there will be a full review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. Coalition partners Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan, Victim Support Chief Officer…

Re-inspections of inadequate councils relaxed

19th Sep 2018

Children’s services rated as inadequate by Ofsted will face a shorter re-inspection, the inspectorate has announced. Inadequate councils currently receive up to six quarterly monitoring visits prior to a three-week…

Care applications fall by five per cent

13th Sep 2018

The number of care applications received by Cafcass has reduced by 5 per cent over two years, the latest statistics have shown. Cafcass received a total of 1,179 new care…