Following the tragedy the city's social services department
was ordered to make drastic changes.
Birmingham's much-criticised social services department
is improving, but further progress is required, according to a new Government report.
It has been commissioned by the West Midland Deaf and Deafblind Forum and funded by Coventry's social services department
THE town's social services department
is raising awareness among its staff in education, health and other social care services about the need to notify the council of any private fostering arrangements they learn of.
"By appointing senior representatives from Wirral's health organisations and social services department
to act as older people's 'champions', we are formally giving our commitment to taking Professor Philp's vision forward."
BIRMINGHAM'S struggling social services department
is to receive pounds 34.7 million to spend on four new centres for older people.
Cardiff's social services department
has come in for a hammering in recent years and the criticism has overshadowed the successes.
However, to fine an already cashstrapped social services department
is hardly the most imaginative solution.
It claims in order to integrate Asian families in to council and private homes, Warwickshire's social services department
is looking for homes with spare rooms.
A delegation of professionals dealing with children will be visiting Swansea to observe childcare provided by the council's social services department
The Department of Health congratulated Halton Borough Council for the "rapid improvement" of its social services department
, calling it a "great achievement".
Echo reporter Steve Tucker has been given unprecedented and exclusive access to all areas Cardiff's social services department