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Children’s sector leaders call for Youth Justice system overhaul

Service, strategic and political leaders in local government have called for a move towards a more localised, responsive and child-centred youth justice system in the future

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Study shows impact of Covid 19 on Social Workers' wellbeing

Research has been released showing how Social workers’ mental wellbeing and quality of working life have deteriorated over the course of the pandemic

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Government introduces new performance indicators to track success of policies supporting vulnerable children

The Treasury has set four new performance indicators for vulnerable children that the Department for Education (DfE) will be expected to measure from 2022-25

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Mandatory training needed to address skills and knowledge gaps left by the disruption to social work education during pandemic

Research commissioned by Social Work England calls for mandatory CPD and enhancements to the assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) to counteract impact of Covid 19

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Increase in number of home-schooled children fuelled by mental health concerns

Local authorities report a significant increase in the number of children being home-schooled with Covid 19 related mental health concerns named as a key factor

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Latest data from Ofsted suggests foster placement demand continues to outstrip capacity

Ofsted have released figures suggesting that the gap between foster care demand and supply continues to widen

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Minister promises national register for youth workers

Nigel Huddleston, Minister for Sport, Tourism, Civil Society has outlined plans to create a National Youth Work Register

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Chancellor pledges £500m package to support young families including wider family hubs roll out

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced additional funds to support families and young children in his Autumn Budget statement

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CMA interim report registers concerns on availability and price of children’s care

The Competition and Markets interim report on children’s social care outlines significant concerns about the availability of placements and the profits of private providers

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New research highlights the extent to which families rely on schools for ‘basic needs’

University College London has released new findings highlighting how schools are propping up the welfare state.

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