High Court judge praises social worker’s ‘outstanding contribution’ to radicalisation case

The 16-year-old girl was taken into local authority care after videos of executions and photos of corpses were found on electronic devices belonging to family members and herself Source: High Court judge praises social worker’s ‘outstanding contribution’ to radicalisation case

Children and Families Act factsheets

The Children and Families Act 2014 became law on 13th March 2014.  The new system started on 1st September 2014. "Uemploy" supports people with a learning disability to employ their own personal assistant (PA). They have written 8 helpful factsheets about the Children and Families Act and special education needs (SEN).  The factsheets focus on the parts of the Act relating to people... Continue Reading →

Good practice in social care: child disability

Ofsted example of good practice in social care This example was first published in 2011 by Ofsted. It shows how the Bridges Resource Centre in Wokingham used flexible and effective approaches to communicate and consult with children and young people with special educational needs and a complex mixture of communication difficulties. ...we train all our... Continue Reading →

Social work manager struck off for failing to properly supervise team

A former SERCO social worker has been removed from the HCPC register after failing to address issues during a year-long suspension. The manager of the children with disabilities team had been employed by private provider Serco at the time of the allegations in 2012 but was referred by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council after the team... Continue Reading →

Inquiry launched into mental health of looked-after children

MPs will scrutinise the current provision of mental health services of looked-after children, and the level of training and support available for social workers The report states that there are serious and deeply ingrained problems with the commissioning and provision of Children’s and adolescents’ mental health services and has emphasised the need for national priority... Continue Reading →

Children’s minister pledges to improve special guardianship orders

Improvements will be made to special guardianship orders (SGOs) in the wake of concerns about their use, children’s minister Edward Timpson has said. “It is now a decade since [SGOs] were introduced by the last Labour government, and it is time for us to have a close and proper look at the consequences of their... Continue Reading →

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