Category Archive: Children’s Home

Dec 16

WALES/ENGLAND – Michael Gove lambasts protection provided by children’s homes

Information Commissioner responds to data protection concerns     The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has given a withering assessment of the protection afforded by children’s homes in an article published by the Daily Telegraph. In the article he announces that the DfE will publish a 52-page dossier providing a comprehensive assessment of …

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Jul 29

ENGLAND – Failing children’s homes more than double in a year

 The number of children’s homes judged by Ofsted to be failing has more than doubled over the past year, while those classed as achieving the highest standards have fallen 40 per cent.   Ofsted inspectors judged more homes to be failing in 2012/13 than the previous year Provisional figures published today by the children’s services …

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May 26

ENGLAND – Associations criticise care placement decision making

Independent foster care and children’s home bodies have come together to call on local authorities to use third sector providers to reduce inappropriate care placements.   Residential care is being underused, say care associations. Picture: Guzelian The Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP) and Independent Children’s Homes Association (ICHA) say too many looked-after children are …

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