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  • Children on Section 20 - long delays breaching the law?

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    The judgment, made today, dismissed the appeal of a couple against a Court of Appeal ruling that Hackney council had lawfully accommodated their children under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 and, consequently, had not breached their human rights.

  • More funding will not reduce care numbers... Children's minister

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Providing more money to councils will not help to reduce record numbers of children being taken into care, children's minister Nadhim Zahawi has said. Figures published last September show that the number of children in care is rising at its fastest rate in five years. There were 72,670 children in care in the 12 months to the end of March 2017, compared with 70,440 the year before and 69,480 in 2015.

  • Welcome to our website

    Saturday, April 7, 2018

    ICS Assessment Services launches our new website today.
    Here you'll find lots of interesting resources about our organisation and the fantastic work we're doing with Councils nationwide.

  • Commissioning in Focus

    Monday, November 20, 2017

    Commissioning is a process that public sector organisations use to plan, procure, deliver and evaluate services for local residents. As a process (and also a concept) commissioning has a corporate “ivory tower” undertone and is not often connected with social work practice.

  • NHS England publishes data on DTOC

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    A council is facing a £19.5 million black hole in its social care budget – because patients are spending too long in hospital beds. Staffordshire County Council was due to receive the NHS funding to pay for services for elderly and disabled people.