images (22) Child protection cases have rocketed – Cameron’s only answer is privatisation January 13, 2016






Buried in the prime minister’s December announcement about improving children’s services was a review of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs), which coordinate child protection in England. This is the first stocktake of these arrangements since the battered baby syndrome guidance was first issued in 1970. This review, undertaken by former director of children’s services, Alan […]

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images (35) 20 social care stories of 2015 December 22, 2015






The top 20 social care stories of 2015 The year as defined by the most read stories on Community Care http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2015/12/21/top-20-social-care-stories-2015/ by Judy Cooper on December 21, 2015 in Adults, Children, Mental Health, Workforce Photo: Rex/Shutterstock 2015 has been a big year for social work with plenty of legislation change, the prime minister focusing his […]

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images (30) Schools told to monitor pupils’ web use to prevent radicalisation December 22, 2015






Schools told to monitor pupils’ web use to prevent radicalisation http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35157910 13 minutes ago From the sectionUK Image captionThe new measures schools will be required to introduce are aimed at protecting children from harm online Schools in England must set online filters and monitor pupils’ internet use under plans to protect them from radicalisation, education […]

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Lord Greville Janner dies, aged 87 December 20, 2015






Lord Greville Janner dies, aged 87: news ‘devastating’ for alleged victims of peer accused of child sex abuse http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/12059939/Labour-peer-Greville-Janner-has-died-after-a-long-illness.html Lord Janner died following a long illness, his family say Lord Janner has died after a long illness aged 87 Photo: Rex Inspiring story: dog starts a new life After being saved from her neglectful owner, Florence […]

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Parents who record child protection meetings: what social workers need to know December 20, 2015






Parents who record child protection meetings: what social workers need to know A group of lawyers has produced guidance after finding that many councils don’t fully understand the law around recording child protection meetings http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2015/12/17/parents-record-child-protection-meetings-social-workers-need-know/ by Rachel Schraer on December 17, 2015 in Child safeguarding, Children, Education and training,Workforce Recording meetings could help parents engage […]

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Child_Protection Police Forces ‘Failing Vulnerable Victims’ December 15, 2015






Police Forces ‘Failing Vulnerable Victims’ An investigation has identified four forces as “inadequate” in the way they protect and support those at risk. More than two thirds of police forces in England and Wales are failing vulnerable victims, including children suffering sexual abuse. An investigation by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) identified four forces […]

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