Lewisham Council chief executive steps down as authority ‘takes new direction’

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Lewisham Council has announced chief executive Ian Thomas is stepping down at the end of the year, after only six months in the post. This came after Lewisham Council decided to “take a new direction,” a council spokesperson said. “Ian … Continue reading

The scourge of forced adoption

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‘The UK is the ONLY country in Europe (apart from Croatia and perhaps Portugal) to tolerate the practice of forced adoption’. It is the ‘severing of all contact FOR LIFE between children and their birth parents’. In effect, ‘a LIFE … Continue reading

Vulnerable children forced into homelessness as local authorities routinely ignore child protection laws

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Vulnerable children forced into homelessness as local authorities routinely ignore child protection laws Exclusive: Families forced to spend nights in A&E waiting rooms, night buses and police stations after being denied emergency housing by local councils Vulnerable children are being forced into homelessness because local … Continue reading

Rotherham’s school exclusion rates among country’s highest

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ROTHERHAM has one of the highest secondary school exclusion rates in the country, Ofsted has revealed. Rotherham Borough Council has now pledged to invest more in services to tackle the “very complex issue” after the borough was ranked as the … Continue reading

Rotherham children’s services boss Ian Thomas to leave post

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CHILDREN’S services director Ian Thomas is to leave his £145,000 role in Rotherham to take over a London council. Mr Thomas was appointed in January 2015 to replace Joyce Thacker in the wake of the borough’s child sex abuse scandal. … Continue reading

Rotherham Council in line to be social work employer of the year

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Rotherham is turning the tables on its past after being lined up for a prestigious employer of the year award. Rotherham Council has been shortlisted for the Best Social Work Employer of the Year prize in the acclaimed Social Worker … Continue reading

Rotherham and Derbyshire the links

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FOR THE ATTENTION OF: Amanda Spielman: Ofsted Chief Inspector C4 News Panorama Police and Crime Commissioners: Derbyshire / Rotherham. MP’s for Derbyshire & Rotherham. I am sending important information to a range of individuals both nationally and local to this … Continue reading