Topic: Education and children's services

Local authorities are at the forefront of providing eduction services for their communities and supporting some of the most vulnerable children in society.

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Schools White Paper

After four White Papers in five years, it is good to hear some different messages from government. The White Paper today is going in the right direction: letting teachers teach rather than prescribing numeracy and literacy strategies, putting the money into schools rather than the beuracracy of the national strategies, a new emphasis on collaboration…

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June 2009 – CSN Briefings

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May 2009 – CSN Briefings

All briefings for CSN for May 2009 can be downloaded as PDFs through links on this page

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Prevent child misery

The Looked-after Children report published 20 April 09 by the Children, Schools and Families Committee rightly highlights the lack of consensus about the purpose of the care system in supporting vulnerable children, in particular how it might develop as “an integral part of a continuum of effective family support services.” The report’s emphasis on the…

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April 2009 – CSN Briefings

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March 2009 – CSN Briefings

All briefings for CSN for March 2009 can be downloaded as PDFs through links on this page

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Fitter for the future? Children’s services and the new CAA post Baby P

Children’s services are currently contemplating Ofsted’s contribution to the new CAA and what this will mean for the future inspections of children’s services. Councils are burdened with bureaucracy and pressure from government offices, which is getting in the way of them meeting local concerns and needs. We need to change the way in which council…

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February 2009 – CSN Briefings

All briefings for CSN for February 2009 can be downloaded as PDFs through links on this page

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January 2009 – CSN Briefings

All briefings for CSN for January 2009 can be downloaded as PDFs through links on this page

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