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Social media could help young people in care

A study by the University of East Anglia has found that using social media could benefit young people in care, helping them to maintain healthy and ap...
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Mental health problems in young people highlighted in annual survey

The annual survey of HeadStart, a programme set up to improve the mental health and wellbeing of 10- to 16-year-olds, has found that almost 25% of gir...
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Fragmentation of adoption services an ethical concern for children

A study by the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) into the role of social workers in adoption cases has found that social workers think the ...
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Research finds SAAF no more effective than

An evaluation of the Safeguarding Assessment and Analysis Framework (SAAF) has found that no evidence that SAAF resulted in fewer children being subje...
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Government advice on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children published

The Department for Education has published guidance for schools on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children and young people (under the ...
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Improving mental health support for children and young people in care

In February 2016, the Department for Education announced the creation of an Expert Working Group to ensure that the emotional and mental health needs ...
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Typology of modern slavery offences published

The Home Office has published an evidence-based ‘typology’ of modern slavery offences in the UK, based on research carried out on over 300 confirm...
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Focus on mental health in schools

The Department for Education has published results of its research into mental health provision in schools and colleges. The research included a natio...
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Half of children re-referred to social services within five years

Research commissioned by the Department for Education has found that over 50% of children referred to social services were re-referred at least once w...