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Increase in county lines grooming during pandemic cause for concern

New survey suggests nearly half of child parents and carers believe their children are greater risk of being criminally exploited since the pandemic started

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Investigation to be launched into children ‘missing from school’

The Children’s Commissioner for England has announced an investigation into the number of children who have not returned to education

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Report suggests the country is now at a critical moment in securing the future of young children’s health

The Nuffield Foundation has released a new study reviewing the health of young children and how this has changed over the past 20 years

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Survey confirms ‘postcode lottery‘ of support for children and families

The Institute of Health Visiting has published findings from its annual survey capturing the experiences of frontline health visiting practitioners working with families across the UK

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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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