Category Archive: Children in care

Jun 09

UK – Britain’s missing babies: How thousands of children have disappeared from council care in the last two years – and one infant still can’t be found

Almost 5,000 children  – including babies – disappeared from council care 19 babies have vanished for months at a time, the figures reveal The statistics, unveiled under FOI, have been called ‘alarming’ by NSPCC   Almost 5,000 children  – including babies – have disappeared from council care in the past two years, new figures have …

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Jan 14

WALES/ENGLAND – £100 million to support the education of children in care

Funding to support the education of children in care is to more than double from April 2014, announces Children’s Minister Edward Timpson.     The new ‘pupil premium plus’ will see funding to support children in care at school increase by £1,000 per pupil. Children will be covered as soon as they enter care and …

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Sep 22

ENGLAND – Kingston Council’s children’s care still ‘inadequate’

Charito Cruz was bludgeoned to death with a claw hammer in 2011   A council criticised for not stepping in before a father murdered his partner in front of their toddler has been deemed “inadequate” by Ofsted a second time. Twelve months ago child protection services at Kingston upon Thames were criticised by Ofsted. The …

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Jun 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Fresh inquiry sees MPs investigate support for children in care

A group of MPs has launched an inquiry to examine whether looked-after children receive the support to which they are entitled. The inquiry will assess whether children in care are receiving the support they are entitled to. Image: Morguefile The inquiry, by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Looked-After Children and Care Leavers, is …

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May 09

ENGLAND – England’s failing care system needs urgent reform, finds inquiry

Leading charities recommend fresh approach to care reform, backed by children’s services directors Care system ‘fails too many children’, find charities England’s care system is still failing children and urgently needs a fresh approach to ensure local authorities provide good care, based on need rather than legal status. That was the conclusion of an eight-month inquiry …

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Apr 26

WALES/ENGLAND – Government plans to overhaul ‘lower standards’ of care in children’s homes

Children’s minister unveils new duties for children’s homes and local authorities, and plans to overhaul training for residential child care workers Children’s minister Edward Timpson; Pic: Steve Back/Rex Features The government has announced a raft of care reforms, designed to ensure that “lower standards of care and aspiration” are never again applied to children in …

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