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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Growing Up in Bolton

Have you wondered what it’s like to be a child or young person living and growing up in Bolton today?  Well wonder no more,  as in December 2015 Bolton Public Health published their annual report which focuses on this very topic.  The report aims to give a flavour of what we know about Bolton’s Children and Young People and most importantly what the young people themselves are telling us about their health and health behaviours. It sets out what we are doing locally to improve services and highlights some fantastic examples of good practice across the borough which has made […]

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Ofsted’s Revised Whistleblowing Procedure

Last week Ofsted published revised policy and guidance for whistleblowers: ‘Whistleblowing to Ofsted about children’s social care services’. The new policy and guidance outlines what Ofsted will do when they receive certain concerns about children’s social care services from a whistleblower. The previous whistleblowing policy referred only to safeguarding in local authority children’s services, whereas our new policy extends to all matters relating to the inspection and regulation of children’s social care establishments, agencies, services and providers (children’s social care services). You can access the policy here:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/whistleblowing-about-childrens-social-care-services-to-ofsted

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