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Non practising social workers urged to return to the profession

The Department of Education has called upon children’s social workers who are not currently practising to return to the profession temporarily to relieve pressures caused by the pandemic

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Government stops NAAS accreditation scheme for Social Workers

The Department for Education has announced that it is ceasing its national assessment and accreditation system (NAAS) for children’s social workers

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Local Authorities to identify children missing from education

10 local authorities are to work with the Commissioner for Children to understand why some children have failed to return to school after the pandemic

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New research suggests care leavers felt they left care too early

Ofsted report suggests more than a third of care leavers felt that they were not ready to leave care when they did

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Study shows surge in online sexual abuse of young children

New data shows online sexual abuse of children aged between 7 and 10 has increased significantly

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New report claims current care system for children and young people is unfit for purpose

The Commission on Young Lives has released a report on teenagers at risk revealing a care system stretched to its limits and failing to protect our young people

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Rollout of new early help initiatives not expected to significantly change the number of teenagers being referred to children’s services

The Education Select Committee has been warned that current early help service initiatives, including Family Hubs, will not prevent the rise in the number of older children entering care

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Study gives evidence that rising child poverty rates are contributing to an increase in the number of children entering care

New research provides evidence that living in a poor household is a key risk factor for children being taken into care

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Network Map of children’s services names the most influential organisations and individual actors in the sector

New research has produced an interactive network map which plots a map of connections across the sector and names the most influential people and organisations

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New report reviews the poor state of children’s physical health during the pandemic period

The Children’s Alliance has released a report setting out a practical plan for action by Government to reverse what is seen as a serious decline in the health and wellbeing of our children

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