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New research indicates obesity rates amongst poorest teenagers is double that of those that are better off

A new study has shown that more than one quarter of teenagers from the poorest backgrounds are now overweight or obese

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North Tyneside to help government understand children’s social work response to Covid 19

The government has commissioned research to understand how local authorities have worked to keep vulnerable children safe during the pandemic

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Ofsted inspections to start again

Ofsted has announced that it will be returning to undertake full inspections in 2021

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Government pledges extra funding to charities as part of its Covid response

The Department for Education has announced additional funding to extend Covid 19 support programmes being delivered by children’s charities

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London Village Network and the Metropolitan Police join forces to help tackle violent crime

The Met has announced a new partnership initiative with London Village Network to help fight knife crime in the capital

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Kent and Medway Violence Reduction Unit launches Nurturing Schools partnership

Kent and Medway VRU has announced it has teamed up with inclusion charity nurtureuk to deliver its National Nurturing Schools programme

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Duchess of Cambridge releases findings from Early Years research

The Duchess of Cambridge has unveiled the findings of the biggest ever UK study on the early years

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Report suggests there is poor evidence to support the focus in child social work on the combined effect of the ‘toxic trio’

New research led by the National Children’s Bureau and the Universities of Cambridge and Kent suggest there is little understanding of whether the ‘toxic trio’ combine to significantly increase the danger to children

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Social work teaching partnerships: An evaluation

We are delighted that our evaluation of the Social Work Teaching Partnership (TP) programme has now been published.

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DfE releases evaluation and summary reports for the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme

The Department for Education has published evaluation findings form the 98 projects funded under the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme (CSCIP)

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