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8 months ago
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New online tool points parents towards personalised childcare support options

Parents can now visit an updated online eligibility checker to quicker discover what additional childcare support might be available to them The website www childcarechoices gov uk is intended to help parents and carers through the changes to childcare legislation that will come into force over the next year From April eligible working parents of two-year-olds will...
8 months ago
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Biggest independent children’s care providers make £300m profit – report

The biggest independent providers of children's social care brought in profits of more than m last year according to a report commissioned by the Local Government Association LGA It comes as councils face significant financial pressures in children's services as a result of rising numbers of children needing increasingly expensive care The report by Revolution...
8 months ago
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Stunting in infancy linked to differences in cognitive and brain function – study

Children who are too short for their age can suffer reduced cognitive ability arising from differences in brain function as early as six months of age according to new research from the University of East Anglia UEA Researchers compared the 'visual working memory' -- the memory capacity that holds visual cues for processing -- in...
8 months ago
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Flagship study finds a million children experienced destitution in the UK last year

The number of people experiencing destitution increased by percent from to with an even larger increase in the number of children experiencing destitution according to a major report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation The report is the fourth in a series of Destitution in the UK studies published regularly since by...
8 months ago
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UK children to become safer online as world-leading bill becomes law

The Online Safety Act has received Royal Assent meaning UK adults and children should become safer online Yesterday a new era of internet safety was hailed as the Online Safety Act received Royal Assent This means new legal duties will be placed on social media platforms to ensure children and adults remain safe on social...
8 months ago
LSWC news

Ealing launch Social Care Academy!

Ealing's Social Care Academy is groundbreaking innovation in social care, consolidating learning and development opportunities for practitioners into one comprehensive hub.
9 months ago
External news

Government response published to parliamentary report on childcare sector

The House of Commons education committee has published the government's response to its report on supporting the childcare and early years sector The cross-party committee made recommendations in its report published in July In total the government fully accepted four of the report's recommendations accepted a further in part and rejected or failed...
9 months ago
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One in five parents in dire financial straits amid ‘cost-of-children crisis’, report shows

Action for Children has warned that the UK is in the midst of a 'cost-of-children crisis' after it found that by almost every financial measure families with children have been among the hardest hit by the country's high inflation The charity's analysis of data from the abrdn Financial Fairness Trust's survey of more than...
9 months ago
LSWC news

National Adoption Week 2023 #YouCanAdopt

Adopt London have launched the #YouCanAdopt campaign, telling the captivating story of seven people who were adopted from the 1960s to now.
9 months ago
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Scottish school strike date revealed following a rejected pay offer

Unison have once again rejected a pay offer from COSLA meaning school support staff will strike on Wednesday st November Last month more than Unison members went on strike for three days at schools in Scotland over a dispute of pay Following this COSLA an organisation that represents the voice of local authorities...
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