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Children’s Services rated outstanding at Bracknell Forest

Bracknell Forest’s Children services has received an Outstanding rating after its latest Ofsted inspection

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Report highlights ongoing staff shortage in children’s social care

A new report by OFSTED has highlighted how the pandemic has exacerbated long standing staffing challenges in children’s social care

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Youth Futures Foundation announces the places that will benefit from its £16m ‘Connected Futures’ grants programme

Seven areas in England with high youth unemployment and deprivation have been selected to share in the additional funding available through the dormant asset funding scheme

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Councils forced to halve spending on early support putting more children at risk

New research shows a dramatic decrease in early intervention support by councils

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Southwark becomes the first local authority in the UK where schools have agreed not to exclude pupils

Council documents confirm secondary schools in Southwark will not exclude students for bad behaviour

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ADCS President calls on government to restrict social work agencies

Steve Crocker has urged the government to ‘regulate or preferably ban’ social work agencies to prevent profiteering

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Chief Inspector of Prisons says Children in Youth Custody are being let down

Chief Inspector, Charlie Taylor, claims poor provision across all settings is letting down children in the youth custody system

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Families who care for relatives' children falling into cost of living crisis

The charity, Kinship, warn people who take in relatives' children to keep them out of the care system, fear having to give them up as living costs soar

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Minister confirms over 1,000 children’s centres have closed over the past decade

Children's Minister, Will Quince provides official data showing over 1,342 Children’s Centre’s have shut between 2010 and 2021

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Study finds ‘Major barriers’ to participation in Education, Training and Employment for the most vulnerable children in the youth justice system

A review of hundreds of cases of children in youth justice services has found some have not participated in education, training or employment opportunities for two years or more

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