Category Archive: (DoE) Department of Education

May 26

UK – First ever chief social worker for children and fast-track training to lead social work reform

Organisations: Department for Education and National College for Teaching and Leadership. Published: 17 May 2013. Policy: Supporting social workers to provide help and protection to children. Minister: The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.   Education Secretary Michael Gove today announced the appointment of a children’s chief social worker and new training for top graduates.   …

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May 26

UK – Funding for foster care recruitment boost unveiled

Organisation: Department for Education. Published: 16 May 2013. Policy: Improving the adoption system and services for looked-after children. Minister: Edward Timpson MP.   The government has today unveiled a new package of support to help local authorities attract and retain more foster carers from a wider range of backgrounds. Speaking at the National Fostering Agency’s …

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May 26

ENGLAND – Councils to be allowed to delegate looked-after children work

External social work providers to take over some care tasks     The Department for Education proposes changes to the law to allow local authorities to delegate work for looked-after children to external organisations. Following its recent consultation, the DfE will take forward proposals allowing local authorities to delegate some decision making and tasks around …

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May 18

ENGLAND – DfE backs domestic abuse projects

Children and young people affected by domestic abuse are to be given support through new projects backed by the Department for Education. Domestic abuse projects will be launched in four pilot areas. Image: David McCullough The work, which will be undertaken by charity Victim Support, is being funded as part of the National Prospectus Grants …

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Mar 23

WALES/ENGLAND – Revised safeguarding guidance for professionals working with children

  Press Notice Press notice date: 21 March 2013 Updated: 21 March 2013 Revised guidance published today by the Government clarifies the responsibilities of professionals towards safeguarding children, and strengthens the focus away from processes and onto the needs of the child. In response to recommendations from Professor Eileen Munro’s report, A child-centred system the …

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Jun 14

UK – Warring parents ‘play the system’ to deny access, minister says

Ministers say the changes put the interests of children foremost Related Stories Child access shake-up criticised ‘Shocking delays’ in child cases The slow pace of family justice   Divorced or separated parents who play the system to “freeze” their ex-partner out of a “meaningful relationship” with their children should face tougher penalties, a minister says. …

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