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A mother-of-two accused of being part of a "family network" of "Isis extremists and sympathisers" has won a High Court fight with council social services bosses. Council chiefs wanted a judge to bar the woman from taking her children, who are six and three, abroad. But Mr Justice MacDonald, who…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published their new framework which will be used for inspections of local authority fostering services and foster care agencies from July this year. The framework, which has been published on the CSSIW website, will be used until new regulations are published…
Poor children should be given as much high-quality early education and care as possible, a leading expert has said. There is a huge "pay off" for youngsters from disadvantaged homes who get access to early years education, according to Andreas Schleicher. A landmark new study by the Organisation for Economic…
There has been a "huge increase" in reports of emotional abuse against children, a leading children's charity has warned. NSPCC said that it has seen a 200% increase over seven years in the number of calls to its helpline from people concerned about children being subjected to emotional abuse. The…
Wrexham County Borough Council is to produce an improvement plan for its children’s services in response to a new inspection report published by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) this week. Inspectors found that the local authority has recently improved its information and advice service in response to…
This learning summary provides a brief, anonymised account of the circumstances of the case and agency involvement. It presents the process and findings, with an analysis overview, learning points and recommendations. It will not refer to all of the particulars of the case. The learning points, recommendations and action points…
New legislation on how and when information on families should be shared as part of the "named person" scheme has been published by the Scottish Government. The proposed new laws are aimed at addressing a legal ruling on the controversial policy which would see a single point of contact, such…
A significant case review into the death of a toddler murdered by his mother and her civil partner has found "missed opportunities across services" which could have "potentially prevented" the harm he suffered. However, the independent review found Liam Fee's death "could not have been prevented" and his mother and…
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