Councils have called for independent domestic violence advisers to be deployed in hospitals as part of efforts to protect children from domestic abuse. The Local Government Association (LGA) said the advisers, who spot signs of abuse and help victims get support, alongside more funding for early intervention services, are needed to tackle the high prevalence of domestic violence in children in need cases. Currently only one in 10 hospitals have advisers in place.
A monitoring visit to assess standards at Together for Children, a community interest company that took charge of children's services in Sunderland last year, found that early help services are improving, but the quality of practice and management oversight still needs attention. Inspectors said the number of open early help cases had grown from 252 in April 2017 to 646 in December 2017 and that schools and Northumbria Police are now better engaged in providing early help support.
Sara Tough, Norfolk’s new director of children’s services, had barely got her feet under the desk when Ofsted called. “Just over a week in, we had the call from Ofsted to say our inspection would be beginning,” she says. A lot was riding on the inspection, Norfolk’s first since its inadequate rating of 2015. The council had spent a challenging few years working to improve children’s services and now was the moment for Norfolk to evidence its assessment of itself.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".