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ROTHERHAM
Lawyers who found no council employee in any way culpable for abuse scandal have a track record of providing pricey whitewash to local authorities.

NORFOLK
The county’s “improvement journey” is the headline session at an upcoming social work conference – but results of a review into youngsters leaving care remains secret.

CROYDON
Trouble shooter sent in after the borough receives “inadequate” rating for children’s services.

BIRMINGHAM
Leader quits after botched attempt to end the city’s bin strike.

CHARNWOOD
Student who won a council seat faces calls to repay the allowance he trousered while on work placement 100 miles away.

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