Extra support network funding for children in care

Several West Midlands councils will get a share of £30m to help children in care to build their own “family networks”. Coventry, Warwickshire and Stoke-on-Trent councils and Birmingham...

DfE committed to cross-government focus on tackling child poverty, Phillipson tells DCSs

New Education Secretary Bridget Phillipson has committed to a cross-government focus on tackling child poverty. Phillipson told local authority leaders through a video message at the Association of Directors...

Consistent lead workers vital to supporting vulnerable older teens, report finds

Vulnerable older teenagers could become “disengaged” from education, training and work opportunities without the continued help of a lead support worker, a report has found Read the full article on this link...

Children’s watchdog to look into young asylum seekers’ treatment at Manston

The children’s commissioner for England is due to visit Manston, the Home Office centre in Kent where small boat arrivals are processed, after concerns were raised about the treatment of children there, the...

Out of area care placements make support ‘more challenging’, warns youth justice inspectorate

Children in care being placed far from home due to a lack of local placements is hindering the support youth justice services (YJS) can offer, according to the probation inspectorate. Read the full article on...

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