Social care

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    Video caption: Child social care review chair promises 'radical plan'

    The new chair of the independent review in England explains to the BBC the inquiry's remit.

  2. Funding 'to help social care problem'

    BBC Radio Devon

    More than £700,000 is to be invested by Devon County Council to make the county a more attractive option for social workers.

    Devon County Council’s cabinet heard on Wednesday that there was an urgent need to address the shortage of qualified social workers.

    It followed Ofsted inspectors concluding earlier this year that children’s social care services in Devon were inadequate having identified ‘serious failures’.

    They identified that some children who have suffered chronic neglect and emotional abuse are being left with families for too long.

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    Video caption: A theatre group is helping young care leavers achieve their dreams.

    The Big House theatre group supports young care leavers in the arts industry.

  4. Final goodbyes

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    Video caption: World at One pays tribute to the memory of Rita, who passed away on October 26, 2020.