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The benefits of providing better support for care leavers with insecure immigration status

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11/08/22

The benefits of providing better support for care leavers with insecure immigration status

A new report evaluating support for care leavers with insecure immigration status has found innovative work in the face of many contextual challenges.

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DfE withdraws intervention after improvements in council's children's services

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10/08/22

DfE withdraws intervention after improvements in council's children's services

Children’s Minister Brendan Clarke-Smith (pictured below) said he is content for the Government-appointed Commissioner to stand down following progress made at Hull City Council.

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Post-COVID children's mental health services “buckling under pressure"

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08/08/22

Post-COVID children's mental health services “buckling under pressure"

A new Commission on Young Lives report warns that strains on children’s mental health services are putting vulnerable young people at greater risk of exploitation, serious violence, and abuse.

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Education outcomes improving for looked after children in Scotland, but “large gaps” remain

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08/08/22

Education outcomes improving for looked after children in Scotland, but “large gaps” remain

The Scottish Government has published a new statistics report for the national Education Outcomes for Looked After Children for 2020-21.

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Six hundred people a day joining waiting lists to be assessed for care in England

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07/08/22

Six hundred people a day joining waiting lists to be assessed for care in England

Council leaders have warned that six hundred people a day are joining growing waiting lists to be assessed for care and support in England, as adult social care buckles under unprecedented pressures.

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Vulnerable woman put at significant risk of self-harm after systemic failures

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04/08/22

Vulnerable woman put at significant risk of self-harm after systemic failures

A vulnerable young woman trying to overcome severe mental health problems was put at significant risk of self-harm, after the organisations which should have looked after her failed multiple times to provide specialist aftercare services.

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The history of dementia care and what we can expect in the future

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03/08/22

The history of dementia care and what we can expect in the future

James Rycroft, Managing Director at Vida Healthcare, discusses the history of care provided by care homes in the UK and what we can expect over the next few years.

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Conservativism and social work don’t mix, but not for the reason you think

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02/08/22

Conservativism and social work don’t mix, but not for the reason you think

Third sector social worker Jack Nicholls argues that conservativism and its inherent defence of the mainstream makes it particularly inadequate as a philosophical context for social work.

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The benefits of providing better support for care leavers with insecure immigration status

The benefits of providing better support for care leavers with insecure immigration status

DfE withdraws intervention after improvements in council's children's services

DfE withdraws intervention after improvements in council's children's services

Post-COVID children's mental health services “buckling under pressure"

Post-COVID children's mental health services “buckling under pressure"

Education outcomes improving for looked after children in Scotland, but “large gaps” remain

Education outcomes improving for looked after children in Scotland, but “large gaps” remain

Six hundred people a day joining waiting lists to be assessed for care in England

Six hundred people a day joining waiting lists to be assessed for care in England

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