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Parental Conflict and the Local Family Offer

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Why consider parental relationships? It is evidently clear that inter-parental relationships characterised by acrimonious and destructive conflict are harmful for children. Parental conflict increases a child’s risk of developing emotional problems such as depression and anxiety.  Children may also develop behavioural …

How can we support parents of sexually exploited young people?

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  I’m Cassandra, Director of the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse. My previous roles have included leading children’s social care policy for the Local Government Association and child sexual exploitation policy and strategy for Barnardo’s. More recently, I …

Why Payments By Results is bigger than the sum of its parts - a view from Nottingham

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I’m Sophie, Head of Service for Children’s Strategy and Improvement at Nottingham City Council with a lead for the local Priority Families (aka Troubled Families) Programme. I’m responsible for service transformation, improvement and inspection-readiness across early help, targeted and social …