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Report uncovers high levels of secondary traumatic stress amongst UK foster carers.

Nottingham Trent University has released a new study highlighting the extent of secondary traumatic stress (STS) and burn-out among foster carers.

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New guidelines to be developed for health and social work professionals to provide support when babies are born into care.

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory to develop the first national, evidence-informed good practice guidelines for professionals involved in the process of removing newborn babies from their mother at birth for child protection reasons.

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National Youth Agency report urges the deployment of youth workers on the streets to help prevent gang violence.

A new report has been released by the National Youth Agency advocating the use of ‘On Road’ youth workers to help reduce violence among young people.

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New independent body set up to oversee social workers becomes operational.

Social Work England, which has been established by the government to take over regulatory responsibilities for social workers from the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), has gone live.

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Head of ADCS calls for review of Head Teacher exclusion powers.

ADCS President, Rachel Dickinson has called for the government to review head teachers’ authority to exclude students.

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ADCS President calls for the re-setting of the role of children & youth health services.

ADCS President, Rachel Dickinson has called for a major overhaul of health services that are failing young people.

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Government announces £18m extension to Opportunity Area programme.

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has announced a further £18m will be made available to support schemes under the DfE’s Opportunity Area initiative.

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School Exclusion named as a key factor in the growth of knife crime.

A group of MP’s has released a report naming school exclusion as a key factor leading to grooming and criminal gang exploitation.

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Excellent OFSTED results for City of Westminster

OFSTED's inspection of children’s social care services in the City of Westminster found that the area was outstanding in all areas.

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National Day Nurseries Association urges members to check for council budget underspends.

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has issued advice to its members to challenge their council’s funding plans for potential budget underspends.

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