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Power to test different ways of working Bill Committee January 10th 2017

The Children and Social Work Bill began in the House of Lords back in May 2016. Among the many controversial elements was the proposal to introduce ‘power to test different ways of working’ by allowing – or directing a replacement Trust in the case of failing councils – local authorities to opt out of children’s social care legislation. A petition against this attracted over 107,000 signatories and the House of Lords voted to take the clauses out of the Bill. A list of organisations opposing the proposals can be found here (Article 39 Briefing). Continue reading

How does Ofsted end up asking local authorities about home education?

How does Ofsted end up asking local authorities about home education?

In November 2013 Ofsted started a new system of unannounced safeguarding inspections for every local authority in England. Here are the LAs not yet visited (list regularly updated)

One of the categories Ofsted looks at is “Children in Need of Help and/or Protection”. 

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