Child protection
Children’s care providers demand inspection reform

Children’s care providers demand inspection reform

Accusations of unfair grading of children’s homes A letter has been submitted to ministers in the Department for Education by leaders of such organisations as Back on Track Children’s Services, Hillcrest Care, Northern Care and Oracle Care. According to Community Care, the complaint concerns the way Ofsted inspections are carried

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Are SCRs (Serious Case Reviews) useful?

Are SCRs (Serious Case Reviews) useful?

A serious case review (SCR) usually happens when a child dies from abuse or neglect. The local group responsible for child protection issues will conduct an investigation into how the case was handled and determine if there are any improvements to be made in the efforts to safeguard children. But,

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Callum Wilson’s Mother jailed for life

Callum Wilson’s Mother jailed for life

A woman has been jailed for life after beating and blinding her 11-month-old son who she then murdered. Callum Wilson, from Windsor, suffered a detached retina, an “unsurvivable brain injury”, broken bones and bruising, and died in hospital in March 2011. Emma Wilson, 25, of Paddock Close, had blamed the

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Teacher misconduct: the prohibition of teachers

Teacher misconduct: the prohibition of teachers

Departmental advice on how professional conduct hearing panels review teacher misconduct.

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Betrayed by those who were meant to protect them – Children at risk from their parents.

Betrayed by those who were meant to protect them – Children at risk from their parents.

It won’t have escaped anyone’s notice that the recent sad tale regarding Mikaeel Kular, the innocent 3 year old reported missing from his mother last Thursday, concluded in the discovery of the little boys body in Fife woodland on Friday night. Mikaeels mother, Rosdeep Kular, is due in court today

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Number of children on protection registers increases by 50%, says worrying report

Number of children on protection registers increases by 50%, says worrying report

The NSPCC is warning that there are more children on child protections registers now than ever The number of children on child protection registers in Wales has increased by half in the last 10 years, a report has found. The  How Safe Are Our Children? report by the NSPCC compares

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