New statutory guidance on children in care and care leavers published

This follows the changes made in the Children and Social Work Act 2017. New guidance outlining how social workers and other professionals should support children in care and care leavers has been published by the Department for Education. The two documents focus on supporting the education of children in care and previously looked-after children, and how extending personal advisers up to 25 for care leavers should be implemented in line with the Children and Social Work Act 2017. Key duties for professionals involved with these groups of children and young people are outlined in the guidance, as the government announced extra funding for the implementation, and money for new projects for care leavers. Read more.

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