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New Working Together out for consultation

A revised version of Working Together to Safeguard Children has been put out for consultation by the Department for Education. It comes in light of th...
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Children’s Minister launches £20 million scheme to encourage closer working between children’s services

Robert Goodwill, Minister for Children and Families, has announced that £20 million will provided in the form of a new programme to help councils wor...
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Impact of the digital world on childhood

Barnardo’s have published research into how the advances of technology, and the resulting changes to society, has transformed today’s children’s...
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‘Run, Hide, Tell’ – new campaign advising children what to do during a terrorist incident

Police chiefs have urged children and young people caught up in terrorist attacks not to stay and take pictures or videos, but to ‘Run, Hide, Tell...
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Children’s social care thresholds inquiry launched

Following a survey by the National Children’s Bureau, which found that 70% of social workers surveyed said the threshold for qualifying as a child i...
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Mental health provision in schools and colleges

The Department for Education (DfE) has published research into mental health provision in schools and colleges. The research included a national surve...
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Study into safeguarding and radicalisation

The Department for Education has published the results of a study into how local authorities respond to radicalisation. A key finding is that there ar...
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Research highlights challenges in responding to harmful sexual behaviour

Research from the National Children’s Bureau has highlighted a lack of confidence in many professionals when dealing with children who are displayin...
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Social workers feel ‘pressured’ into using section 20 arrangements

An inquiry into the use of section 20 arrangements has found that families do not often understand their rights and options when section 20 voluntary ...