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Kinship carers not well supported by children’s services

Research into kinship care has found that 60% of kinship carers do not feel they were well supported by social services when a child moved in with the...
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‘Care crisis’ review to begin

A seven-month review into the ‘care crisis’ that is causing record levels of care proceedings and numbers of children in care is to begin, led by ...
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Children in need statistics released

New government figures have revealed that over a quarter of social work assessments led to no further action in 2016/17. This is up by 2.4% from last ...
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New Working Together out for consultation

A revised version of Working Together to Safeguard Children has been put out for consultation by the Department for Education. It comes in light of th...
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Children’s Minister launches £20 million scheme to encourage closer working between children’s services

Robert Goodwill, Minister for Children and Families, has announced that £20 million will provided in the form of a new programme to help councils wor...
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Impact of the digital world on childhood

Barnardo’s have published research into how the advances of technology, and the resulting changes to society, has transformed today’s children’s...
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‘Run, Hide, Tell’ – new campaign advising children what to do during a terrorist incident

Police chiefs have urged children and young people caught up in terrorist attacks not to stay and take pictures or videos, but to ‘Run, Hide, Tell...
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Children’s social care thresholds inquiry launched

Following a survey by the National Children’s Bureau, which found that 70% of social workers surveyed said the threshold for qualifying as a child i...
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Mental health provision in schools and colleges

The Department for Education (DfE) has published research into mental health provision in schools and colleges. The research included a national surve...