Star Hobson review chair: ‘Over reliance’ on agency social workers contributed to toddler’s death

The murder of toddler Star Hobson highlights “the problems of over reliance on agency social workers” in some local authorities, chair of the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel Annie Hudson has told MPs...

National Deprivation of Liberty Court to deal with child cases

A national Deprivation of Liberty Court will deal with all new cases involving children, it has been announced. The new court, announced by Sir Andrew McFarlane, president of the Family Division, will launch...

More than 1,000 children in care moved from their placement every week, research warns

Charities are warning that more than 1,000 looked-after children are moved on from their placement every week. Between 2018 and 2021 there were 220,210 changes to care placements, the equivalent of 1,059...

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