All you need is love and a village?

(This article first appeared on the website of The Howard League For Penal Reform) A few weeks ago I wrote an article that set out to explain why almost thirty years after the Children Act became operational...

The education of children in care

A group of charities, including Adoption UK and the NSPCC, has sent a letter to the Schools Minister calling for the Government to amend teaching practice in England to better reflect the needs of care...

Charities urge better teaching support for children in care

A number of leading children’s charities are calling on the government to overhaul teaching standards to ensure children with experience of care are better supported in school. The group, led by Adoption...

Category - Looked After Children

The education of children in care

A group of charities, including Adoption UK and the NSPCC, has sent a letter to the Schools Minister calling for the Government to amend teaching practice in England to better reflect the needs of care-experienced children. The proposed amendments...

Language and the care system

The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT) has published a glossary of words and terms used by the care system. The report, produced in collaboration with children and care experienced young people and 15 local authorities and organisations, sets...

Foster carers’ charter

  The Fostering Network has published a charter for foster carers in the UK. This sets out a commitment between the placing authority in its role as the corporate parent, the fostering service and the foster carer to work in partnership in the...