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The Virtual Staff College


The Virtual Staff College designs and delivers professional development opportunities for those in leadership positions in local authority children’s services and other principal stakeholders such as HWBs, CCGs and other partners, working in the leadership, management and delivery of services for children, young people and families. The VSC is able to draw on its significant alliances with colleagues in Adult Social Care, the NHS, Public Health England, LGA and SOLACE to design bespoke leadership support that reflects the complex challenges that the system faces in the delivery of effective public services for the future.

Interactive: Financial Times Local Cuts Checker

Between 2009-10 and 2014-15 spending by England's 300-plus local authorities was cut by a fifth - more than twice the rate of spending cuts to the rest of the UK public sector. The Local Cuts Checker database brings together a myriad of data - most compiled by local councils themselves for the purposes of reporting to central government - to allow citizens to explore the impact of those cuts in their areas.

You can access the Local cuts checker here

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

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Child Sexual Exploitation: A Study of International Comparisons

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