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DfE announces commissioner for Reading

19th Sep 2016

Education secretary announces children’s commissioner at Reading Council following ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating The secretary of state for education has appointed a commissioner at reading Council after its children’s services were…

No FGM prosecutions made in 30 years

16th Sep 2016

No successful prosecutions against perpetrators of Female Genital Mutilation have been made in the 30 years since it has been made illegal, it has emerged. The Home Affairs Select Committee…

Sexual harassment in schools is rife

15th Sep 2016

The government has been urged to tackle “the widespread problem” of sexual harassment in schools. Sexual harassment is rife in schools with girls being called derogatory names such as ‘slag’…

Government launches specialist CSE response unit

14th Sep 2016

A service providing specialist advice and support to children’s professionals tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE) incidents is to be launched by the government later this month. The Child Sexual Exploitation…

Judge slams 52 week care case as unacceptable

13th Sep 2016

Year-long care proceedings with four social workers is “hardly satisfactory”, says judge. A year long delay in bringing a case to court regarding care proceedings for three children of parents…