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9 months ago
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Welsh government commits to corporate parenting pledge list

Wales' first minister has signed a new Corporate Parenting Charter committing the Welsh government to nine promises when working with care-experienced children and young people The charter sets out principles that all public bodies and their leaders should follow in the design and delivery of services such as eradicating stigma providing a stable home and...
9 months ago
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Racism, exclusion, and isolation: Barnardo’s calls for children’s care changes

A new report from the children's charity highlights the harrowing experiences children of colour experience within the care system As it stands research into young Black people's experience of the care system is limited However a new report from Barnardo's a leading UK children's charity provides a tragic yet grounding insight Titled 'Double Discrimination'...
9 months ago
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Racism, exclusion, and isolation: Barnardo’s calls for children’s care changes

A new report from the children's charity highlights the harrowing experiences children of colour experience within the care system As it stands research into young Black people's experience of the care system is limited However a new report from Barnardo's a leading UK children's charity provides a tragic yet grounding insight Titled 'Double Discrimination'...
10 months ago
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Council facing overspend after surge in costs for children’s care placements

Leicestershire County Council is forecasting a budgetary overspend this year after the cost of children's social care placements rose by a fifth in the space of just over a year After four months of the financial year the council is projecting a net revenue overspend of m on its m budget although in-year efficiencies...
10 months ago
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Council facing overspend after surge in costs for children’s care placements

Leicestershire County Council is forecasting a budgetary overspend this year after the cost of children's social care placements rose by a fifth in the space of just over a year After four months of the financial year the council is projecting a net revenue overspend of m on its m budget although in-year efficiencies...
10 months ago
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Council budgets buckling under soaring costs for children’s social care, warn charities

Children's charities have warned that funding for early intervention has plummeted over time despite recent spending increases on children's services Analysis commissioned by charities including Action for Children and Barnardo's and conducted by Pro Bono economics found that while English councils' spending on children's services rose by eight percent in compared to the previous...
10 months ago
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Government warned against underfunding children’s mental health services

Steve Barclay has been alerted after NHS failures to provide mental health care contributed to the death of a -year-old girl who waited nine months for an assessment Nadia Persaud area coroner for East London wrote a Prevention of Future Deaths report to health secretary Steve Barcley raising concerns about underfunding of services following the...
10 months ago
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Inflation: 90% of schools providing uniforms to pupils, report shows

Almost of schools in England are reporting providing uniforms and clothing to some pupils to tackle the impacts of cost-of-living pressures according to a new report The report which was produced by the National Foundation for Education Research NFER found more than of primary secondary and special schools are also subsidising extracurricular activities...
10 months ago
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Scottish government told to do better over ‘disappointing’ child mental health services

The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland have called for sustained investment in mental health after figures showed more than a quarter of children and young people waited longer than the government's target time for specialist help The latest figures showed that over April to June of patients were seen by Child and Adolescent...
10 months ago
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Martha’s law: a demand to protect children from the NHS

The mother of a -year-old girl who tragically lost her life due to treatment failures has released a new report calling for a new policy in England In partnership with the thinktank Demos Merope Mills the mother of Martha Mills who died in after health experts failed to identify and treat a case of...
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