Call for 'cross-government plan for childhood'
ASSOCIATION OF DIRECTORS OF CHILDRENS SERVICES

Call for 'cross-government plan for childhood'

By Martin Ford | 12 July 2024

The new Government’s approach to child poverty ‘doesn’t go far enough’, the president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has said.

FINANCE

Avoiding the iceberg

By David Phillips | 18 June 2024

David Phillips suggests steps the next government and councils should take to alleviate the secto...

LEGAL

Inquiry call over asylum hotel use

By Dan Peters | 17 June 2024

A charity has called for a statutory independent inquiry into the use of hotels for unaccompanied...

EDUCATION

Councils looking after record 576,000 children with SEND

By William Eichler | 13 June 2024

Councils are looking after record numbers of children and young people with special educational n...

CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Pitch perfect for the future

By Greg Clark | 11 June 2024

The time is ripe for local leaders to prepare pitches for projects that can make a difference in ...

WHITEHALL

Judge: Kent must accommodate UAS children 'irrespective' of resources

By Dan Peters | 05 June 2024

Kent CC has been told by a judge it must accommodate and look after all unaccompanied asylum seek...

CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Probing the profit motive

By Ann McGauran | 04 June 2024

The County Councils’ Network has set out a blueprint for sustainable council services, including...

ASSOCIATION OF DIRECTORS OF CHILDRENS SERVICES

'The best job in the sector'

By Andy Smith | 04 June 2024

Andy Smith says it is a huge privilege to be an director of children’s services – despite the cha...

CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Solving the price hike challenge

By Ann McGauran | 04 June 2024

Soaring demand for children’s care placements has driven a culture of profiteering providers and ...

WHITEHALL

Council staff 'live in fear of abuse, assault or worse' - APSE study

By Mark Conrad | 03 June 2024

Council staff and members often live ‘in fear of abuse, assault or worse,’ experts have warned.

WHITEHALL

MacAlister: Not enough has changed on children's social care

By Mark Conrad | 23 May 2024

The author of the Government’s independent review of children’s care has warned ‘not enough has c...

frederica-diamanta

Team Manager - Social Work in Schools team

ME16 - £54,129 - £57,201 per annum + Plus Golden Hello

We are delighted to announce the continuation of the Social Workers in Schools project within Merton Children's Social Care! Apply for this job

London Borough of Merton

Head of Place

£79,852 - £88,047 (2023-24 scale).

An ambitious City – fancy a challenge? Apply for this job

Gloucester City Council

Highways Development Control Manager

£50,512 - £53,204 plus benefits.

A permanent opportunity has arisen within the Highways Development Control Team. Apply for this job

Wirral Borough Council

frederica-diamanta

Team Manager - Social Work in Schools team

ME16 - £54,129 - £57,201 per annum + Plus Golden Hello

We are delighted to announce the continuation of the Social Workers in Schools project within Merton Children's Social Care! Apply for this job

London Borough of Merton

Head of Place

£79,852 - £88,047 (2023-24 scale).

An ambitious City – fancy a challenge? Apply for this job

Gloucester City Council

Highways Development Control Manager

£50,512 - £53,204 plus benefits.

A permanent opportunity has arisen within the Highways Development Control Team. Apply for this job

Wirral Borough Council