Children’s commissioner moots national care system to deliver same standard of support to all

Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield has said there is a case for a “national care system” to enable children to receive similar standards of support across the country. The suggestion, which...

COURT OF APPEAL RULES EDUCATION SECRETARY ACTED UNLAWFULLY IN REMOVING SAFEGUARDS FOR CHILDREN IN CARE

In a judgment given today (24 November), the Court of Appeal has unanimously declared that the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, acted unlawfully in failing to consult the Children’s...

‘Bad parent’: children’s watchdog to accuse state of care failings in England

The children’s commissioner for England will deliver a damning indictment of children’s social care in a speech on Tuesday and accuse the state of too often being a “bad parent”. Read the full article on this...

Category - Looked After Children

Residential care

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published three reports looking at children’s residential care in England. The first report looks at the experiences of children in children’s homes and children in unregulated care homes and finds that...

Care leavers

Action for Children has published a report examining the Staying Put scheme in England which gives young people in foster care the chance to stay with their former foster carers up to the age of 21, rather than having to move out at the age of 18...