Confusion for social workers as judge urges Supreme Court to reconsider deprivation of liberty stance

Expert says Court of Protection ruling “flies in the face” of landmark Cheshire West judgement handed down in March by Supreme Court

Social workers face confusion after a judge urged the Supreme Court to reconsider its view on deprivation of … Read more

Child sexual exploitation ‘widespread’, MPs conclude

Organised child sexual exploitation (CSE) is widespread across England and local authorities need to ensure they fully investigate concerns when they arise, a report by MPs has concluded.

The communities and local government committee report also questioned Ofsted’s ability to … Read more

Anti Bullying Week – 17-21 November 2014

Anti-Bullying Week, co-ordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, is a week where children and young people, schools, parents, teachers and carers come together with one aim: to stop bullying for all.

The Law

Section 89 of the Education and … Read more

Changes to the health visiting service – issued Nov 2014

The Government has provided guidance on changes to the health visiting service including how the services are commissioned from October 2015.

 As leads on the Healthy Child Programme, health visitors provide all families with crucial evidence-based support, expert advice and … Read more

Care Act 2014: Commissioning Independent Advocacy (Version 1) October 2014

 Under the Care Act, local authorities will have to provide independent advocacy when someone has ‘substantial difficulty’ being involved in the process of care, and does not have an appropriate individual to support them.

​The Social Care Institute for Excellence … Read more

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