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Inspectors have praised Peterborough City Council for creating the conditions for the city’s children’s services ‘to thrive’.
A new law designed to streamline the system which safeguards vulnerable people in care is set to save local authorities an estimated £200m a year.
The murder of an asylum seeker while living in supported living accommodation in Bristol could have been avoided, a safeguarding adult review has concluded.
More than 180 children are placed on child protection plans every day to keep them safe from harm, local government leaders say.
Councils and NHS organisations which have not yet adopted a system for sharing information on vulnerable children have been told they must do so as a priority.
Councils have been handed administrative control of the controversial Prevent counter-terror strategy, The MJ has learned.
An investigation has been launched into a charity for the blind following ‘serious concerns’ over the safeguarding of vulnerable children and young people.
Islington Council has announced it will appoint a ‘Women and Girls Champion’, the first appointment of its kind in the UK.
Taxi and private hire vehicle licences are being granted to drivers with criminal convictions because there are no national minimum standards to enforce sufficient safety checks, campaigners say.
The Government has been accused of dragging its feet over inspections of children's centres, which have been frozen since 2015.