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New social work body to take over as regulator

14th Jan 2016

The regulation of social work is to be taken over by a new social work body, established by the government to drive up standards in social work. Education secretary Nicky…

Nottingham director named as 2017 ADCS president

8th Jan 2016

The next vice president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services has been announced. Corporate director of children and families at Nottingham Council Alison Michalska will become the vice…

Government to strengthen Special Guardianship Orders

7th Jan 2016

Assessment process to be amended immediately following review of SGOs The government has pledged to strengthen Special Guardianship Order assessments in England after a review of their effectiveness found that…

Poorly performing children’s services face takeover

7th Jan 2016

Prime minister unveils radical reforms to improve performance of children’s services Local authority children’s services that persistently perform poorly will be taken over immediately, under government reforms unveiled by David…