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Significant improvement in Croydon's Children’s Services recognised by OFSTED.

Having rated the service as ‘inadequate’ just three years ago OFSTED have reported dramatic improvements elevating Croydon's assessment now to ‘good’.

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New campaign on unregulated accommodation for children in care launched.

Campaign group Article 39 has announced the launch of its Keep Caring for Children up to 18 campaign.

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National youth charity announces plans for £1.16m government grant.

UK Youth is hoping 80,000 young people will benefit from it’s share of Youth Accelerator grant funding.

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Five year Children's Services workforce plan announced by Manchester City Council.

Manchester City Council has launched a new workforce strategy which includes plans to retain and attract ‘talented’ social workers.

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Bexley Council commended for the effectiveness of its Mental Health provision for children and young people.

A joint targeted area inspection of the multi-agency response to Children’s mental health has highlighted excellent and effective practice in Bexley.

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New report suggests UK is in danger of failing the health of a generation of children and young people.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published its State of Child Health 2020 report showing that for many measures of children’s health and wellbeing, progress has stalled, or is in reverse.

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New government study finds poverty to be a major factor in serious case reviews

The government has published a report which cites poverty as a key factor leading to the abuse or death of a child in a third of serious case reviews.

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New report gives more evidence of widening health equalities in England and reducing life expectancy

The Institute of Health Equity has published a study examining the progress made in addressing health inequalities in England since the publication of the Marmot report in 2010.

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Major new report into Adverse Childhood Experiences released.

The Early Intervention Foundation has released a new report examining the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) evidence base in terms of its quality and the conclusions which have followed and the strength of evidence underpinning common responses to ACEs, including routine ACE screening and trauma-informed care.

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Charities call for ‘meaningful’ children’s social care review.

An open letter has been sent to the Education Secretary by a group of 27 charities and organisations demanding a ‘meaningful’ review of the care system for children and young people.

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