Coronavirus: Isolation advice for children’s homes and special schools

The Department for Education (DfE) has issued guidance for children’s homes and residential special schools on managing isolation during the coronavirus outbreak. Read the full article on this link to Children...

Coronavirus Bill could remove council duties to care leavers

The Coronavirus Bill could allow the government to suspend key duties carried out by councils, including responsibilities for children leaving care, if the virus leaves local authorities unable to meet...

‘Keep caring to 18’ campaign launches amid government consultation

A campaign to ensure all young people up to the age of 18 are not placed in unregulated supported accommodation has been launched by a raft of children’s charities and groups. The launch comes as the...

Category - Looked After Children

Children who have social workers

What Works for Children’s Social Care has published a report evaluating interventions for children in education who have had a social worker. The report identifies ten projects which show ‘Signs of Potential’ and seem to narrow the attainment gap...

Review of care system: open letter 

The NSPCC, along with 26 other charities and groups have submitted an open letter to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, urging the government to move forward with a commitment to carry out a ‘bold and broad’ independent review of the care system...

Care Day 2020 is coming!

Leicestershire Cares believes in world where no one is left behind and that is why we work with some of the most vulnerable but inspiring young people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. On Friday 21 February, we will be joining the rest of...

Care experienced children

The Robertson Trust has published a report evaluating MCR Pathways, a school-based mentoring programme for care-experienced and disadvantaged children and young people in Scotland which aims to improve school attendance, participation and...