Category Archive: Children in care

Apr 24

WALES/ENGLAND – Thousands of children in care go missing every year

Nearly 3,000 children placed in care were repeatedly running away last year, with one able to go missing a total of 67 times in twelve months, figures released today reveal. The news raises fears about the vulnerability of children to child sex grooming gangs preying on the care system, such as those which operated in …

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Apr 17

ENGLAND – Project set to look at the bright side of care

Children’s advocacy charity Voice and the University of Bristol have begun a study to identify the ingredients of a “good care journey” for children. Lewington of Voice said Bright-Spot will help identify what works well for children in care The Bright-Spot project, funded by the Hadley Trust, will work with seven to 10 councils in …

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Apr 12

ENGLAND – Councils set out their own plans to speed up adoption

Local authorities propose to work together to match adopters with children   Children in care would be found a home with adoptive parents more quickly under new plans to reform the adoption system. This is the message of local authorities who have have sent a joint submission to Government. Councillors, chief executives and directors of children’s …

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Apr 09

ENGLAND – NICE publishes quality standard to improve the wellbeing of looked after children

NICE’s remit expands into social care.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a quality standard for social care which contains eight statements intended to improve the health and social, educational and emotional wellbeing of looked-after children and young people in care. This and a published quality standard for people with …

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Mar 23

UK – Police announce new approach to assessing risk to missing children

NSPCC fears that children will be put at risk   The Association of Chief Police Officers has announced that police forces will move towards a new approach to risk assessing and responding to missing person cases that aims to better protect children and vulnerable adultsFrom April 2013, a new definition will give police forces a …

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Mar 21

WALES/ENGLAND – Warning over ‘needless criminalisation’ of children in care

The number of young people entering the criminal justice system for the first time has fallen sharply Children in care in England and Wales are being needlessly criminalised for “trivial incidents”, MPs have warned. The Commons’ Justice Committee said vulnerable children were being drawn into the criminal justice system in a way those from family …

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