Entrust Blog

Council to commission out child protection in the biggest outsourcing ‘in a generation’

24 Feb 2015

Northamptonshire County Council will retain 150 of its 4,000 staff members in a £68m budget cut

Family courts to do more to promote the voice of children in care proceedings

20 Feb 2015

Justice Minister Simon Hughes announced changes that will help children aged ten and above communicate their views in family courts

‘The social work office was stark and brutal’: BBC1′s The Casual Vacancy

19 Feb 2015

The dramatic impact of social work scenes in The Casual Vacancy come at the expense of reality, writes social worker Alan Fisher

Progress on tackling child sexual exploitation not reaching social workers

17 Feb 2015

Office of the Children's Commissioner finds strong child sexual exploitation strategies do not always lead to effective frontline practice

Intervening too late in children’s problems costs society £17bn per year

13 Feb 2015

Major study reveals councils are spending £6.5bn on late interventions, such as child protection orders and taking children into care

When does families’ overprotectiveness tip over into psychological abuse?

11 Feb 2015

Blair McPherson says social workers must be given the time to support adults to assert their rights to self-determination in the face of familial overprotectiveness