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Two billion funding gap for supporting vulnerable children

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that children’s services are becoming unsustainable and that there will be a £2 billion funding g...
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Review of duty of care in sport highlights safeguarding issues

An independent report looking at the duty of care that sports have towards their participants has highlighted safeguarding children and young people a...
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Relationship between household income and education examined

The Department for Education has launched a consultation on family circumstances and education. They are seeking views on their preliminary examinatio...
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Child neglect to be examined in new joint inspections

A new series of joint inspections will examine how local partner agencies are working together to protect children living with, or at risk of, neglect...
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Sexual abuse report finds lack of support for victims

A report on children’s experiences of seeking help and support after sexual abuse in the family environment has found barriers to accessing help has...
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New ADCS president highlights high demand for welfare placements

The new president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, Alison Michalska, used her inaugural speech to highlight how demand for we...
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Number of care applications hits new high

There were 1,288 care applications made in March 2017, which is the second highest monthly figure on record. This takes the total for 2016/17 to 14,54...
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Call for taxi driver database to prevent child sexual exploitation

A review of reports of child sexual exploitation in Buckinghamshire between 1998 and 2016 has resulted in a series of recommendations being made, incl...
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Housing instability a ‘normal’ part of life for children in poverty

Moving home frequently and housing instability is now a ‘normal’ part of life for some children growing up in poverty, according to The Children...