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Council told to tackle safeguarding backlog

14/06/2024

A Local Government Association peer challenge urged Cumberland Council to take immediate action on a ‘significant’ safeguarding backlog.

Suffolk councillors resign over ‘widespread’ SEND failings

05/02/2024

Three councillors have resigned their posts at Suffolk CC after a damning report found there were ‘widespread’ failings affecting SEND outcomes.

Regulator praises Bolton care service

08/01/2024

An inspection of Bolton Council’s home support reablement service has found it is effective, caring, and well led.

New inspections require ‘significant’ work, pilot councils say

01/12/2023

Councils have reported spending 'a huge amount of time and energy' preparing for and undergoing the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) new adult social care assessments.

CQC issues verdicts in pilot care assessments

21/11/2023

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has completed assessments of adult social care at five councils under its pilot scheme.

Lack of capacity hindering early help

07/11/2023

A lack of capacity is hindering early help services for children and families, a joint report by three watchdogs has found.

Kent receives improvement notice for SEND failings

06/04/2023

An improvement notice has been issued to Kent CC after it failed to turn around its special educational needs and disability (SEND) services.

Care home residents struggle to access NHS dental care

20/03/2023

The proportion of care home providers saying that people who use their services could 'never' access NHS dental care has increased fourfold, regulator finds.

No extra social care funding for struggling councils

13/03/2023

A minister said councils would receive further support if they were found to be in need of improvement under new Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessments.

Social care regulator staff vote for strike action

07/03/2023

Staff at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have voted to take strike action over pay, their union has announced.

Sector given role in NHS plan

31/01/2023

Local government will join an ‘expert group’ with the community sector and care providers to ‘build adult social care capacity’ as part of a new NHS plan.

Consultation for new SEND inspection framework launched

14/06/2022

Ofsted and the CQC have today launched a consultation on a new draft framework for inspecting local provision for children and young people with SEND.

SEND children being left behind by council

31/08/2021

Children with special educational needs are being left behind by council services across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, inspectors have found. 

Councils 'broadly support' focus of Health and Care Bill

06/07/2021

Councils ‘broadly support’ the focus of the Health and Care Bill introduced into Parliament on improving the health and wellbeing of the population, says the Local Government Association (LGA).

CQC launches new ‘dynamic and flexible’ strategy

27/05/2021

The health and social care regulator, Care Quality Commission (CQC), has launched a new strategy which places more of an emphasis on how well local health and care systems are working and addressing local challenges.

MPs tell department to 'get a grip' on SEND

05/05/2020

The Department for Education (DfE) does not have a grip on mounting pressure in the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system, a watchdog has found.

Union calls for Sanctuary Care homes to be brought ‘back in-house’

14/01/2020

Unite is urging councils who have contracts with Sanctuary Care to bring them ‘in-house’ after a criminal investigation was launched into one of its homes.

Call for inspection pause in case of Brexit hit

10/04/2019

Council chiefs have urged Whitehall to be ready to ease pressures on the sector for up to six months if Brexit threatens to stretch capacity.

Care home quality ‘worsens’ in a third of council areas

06/03/2019

The quality of care homes has worsened in more than a third of local authority areas over the last year, according to an elderly persons charity.

Exclusive: Government must 'step up' on adult social care

28/02/2019

The council ranked the best at delivering most for the money it spends on adult social care has called on the Government to ‘step up’.

Social care spending rises by £556m

25/10/2017

Spending by councils on social care rose by £556m in 2016/17 to £17.5bn - the first time it has risen in real terms since 2009/10, new figures have shown.

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