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Parliamentary Inquiry into Childcare for Disabled Children: 20/08/14

Disabled children failed by childcare system at every step, says inquiry. Key findings include: Parent carers are often charged higher than a… more

Ofsted not meeting inspection targets - Sky News report: 20/08/14

Ofsted has been accused of putting pre-school children at risk and of not being fit for purpose over a backlog of nursery and childminder inspection… more

Developmental Stages and Infant Feeding Factsheet: 20/08/14

This factsheet has been produced by the the Infant and Toddler Forum: it offers an overview of the developmental stages in infants and is split into… more

New Pan-Dorset Inter-Agency Safeguarding Children Procedures: 19/08/14

The new procedures were launched on the 1st August 2014. A document highlighting the procedures that are new, changed or remain unchanged has been… more


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Developmental Stages in Infant and Toddler Feeding Factsheet

This guide aims to provide health and childcare professionals with an evidence-based description o… more

New Pan-Dorset Inter-Agency Safeguarding Children Procedures - What's Changed

An explanation of the changes introduced 1st August 2014. … more


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A Rights Based Approach to Education - Consultation Deadline

Event date : 26 Sep 2014

Consultation on behalf of the Childrens Commissioner. … more




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