Ofsted warns against ‘false economy’ of cuts to preventive services loading pressures onto social care | Community Care

Cuts by local authority funding are already impacting on children’s services, Ofsted has said. Ofsted’s national director for social care, Yvette Stanley, told Community Care that while most local areas are managing to make savings without compromising frontline services, “we are seeing resources reduced in terms of the whole continuum of early help and prevention... Continue Reading →

BT & GT (Children : twins – adoption) [2018] EWFC 76 (29 November 2018)

In the matter of BT & GT (Children : twins - adoption) [2018] EWFC 76 (29 November 2018), Mr Justice Keehan has awarded costs against a local authority for the "serious and serial basis" of failures towards two children. Keehan said the IROs in this matter had 'failed to take any steps to oversee and/or... Continue Reading →

#EqualityMatters: Tackling inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

The Women and Equalities Committee has held a session examining violence against women and girls from Gypsy Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities. In particular, the Committee examined: The context in which abusive relationships may arise in GRT communities The barriers that GRT women face when trying to leave abusive situations The relationship between GRT communities... Continue Reading →

Uncovering gross ethnic inequalities in child protection and care …

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Not all local authorities have rising care rates. How do we explain this? | What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care

Originally published on 28 November 2018. Source: What Works Centre for Children's Social Care Author: Professor Jonathan Scourfield Most people reading this blog will be well aware, because it has been widely reported, that in all UK countries the rates of children looked after are increasing year on year. In England, the number has risen from... Continue Reading →

Keynote by Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew McFarlane “Crisis; What Crisis?”

Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division recently Key Note Address: “Crisis; What Crisis?”Association of Lawyers for Children Conference 2018 23 November 2018. This conference is meeting at a time when an unprecedented number of applications are being made each month by local authorities for care or supervision orders in relation to children.... Continue Reading →

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