This month we were pleased to see our recent report on Safeguarding and Radicalisation published by the Department for Education. This research demonstrates how radicalisation is being addressed in children’s social care. The report is based on stakeholder consultation in 11 local authorities between September 2020 and March 2021. In the report, we identify current approaches in children’s social care to tackling radicalisation as well as explore examples of promising and potentially transferable practice.
In June, the Independent Care Review published their Case for Change report, setting out the Review’s early thinking on what needs to change in the children’s social care system. In many ways the report mirrored our own experiences of supporting local authority children’s services directorates and other partners working with children at risk of poor outcomes. Our experience of evaluating a range of Department for Education Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme projects highlights the importance of addressing system-wide challenges especially in relation to the need to boost funding, address the lack of national policy focus on early intervention and empower professionals to make robust decisions.
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