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Being Care Experienced in London

September 27, 2023

Young people and Directors of Children's Services met with Joanne McCartney, Deputy Mayor for London and Children and Families.

Supporting London’s Care Leavers Newsletter- September 2023

September 11, 2023

Read the July 2023 Supporting London's Care Leavers Newsletter

ALDCS Workforce Newsletter – July Issue

August 24, 2023

Read the latest edition of the ALDCS Workforce Newsletter.

ALDCS collaborate with YPO to boost children’s social worker recruitment

August 15, 2023

London Councils and the London Innovation & Improvement Alliance (LIIA) have worked with YPO, one of the largest public sector buying organisations in the UK, to launch a first-of-its-kind framework to increase children’s social care workforce capacity.

Big Listen Children’s Social Worker Workforce Report Published

July 24, 2023

A major survey of children’s social workers in London and the south east of England shows the vast majority are passionate about their work, while also pointing to the serious challenges and pressures many face.

Costs of new inspection regime for children in care could be nine times higher than government funding, whilst one in five care beds could be withdrawn, report warns

July 21, 2023

The costs of accommodating teenagers in care in semi-independent housing could be over nine times more than the government has committed up to 2026 to fund new regulations, while thousands of care beds could be withdrawn, a new report reveals.

Sadiq Khan expresses commitment to LIIA’s Care Leavers Compact

July 19, 2023

Earlier this week at the Shining Stars Awards, the Mayor of London highlighted his commitment to London’s care leavers through the Care Leavers’ Compact.

Supporting London’s Care Leavers Newsletter- July 2023

July 13, 2023

Read the July 2023 Supporting London's Care Leavers Newsletter

Leadership in Colour Summit: Evaluation & Next Steps

July 12, 2023

The Leadership in Colour Summit brought together over 175 people to discuss and tackle issues of racism and disproportionality.

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London Launch Children’s Social Work Website

July 7, 2023

Boroughs in the capital have launched a new website promoting children’s social work career opportunities and seeking to attract “those ambitious for their careers and ambitious for young Londoners.”

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