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Forced to leave for coming out

One in four young homeless people are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender according to estimates. Emily Rogers visits a housing project addressing their specific needs and explores the lessons for other services.

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Protection system 'fails adolescents'

Experts say councils must ensure local child protection procedures meet the needs of older children.

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Legal Update: Tackling child sexual exploitation

Jen Roest, research and projects officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines a call to address child sexual exploitation in Manchester through attitudinal change of public agencies and the legal system.

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Local authorities devise plans to beat child sexual exploitation

Despite recent reports criticising child protection agencies for failings over their handling of sexual exploitation, some local authorities are taking the lead on awareness-raising to tackle the problem and identify those at risk.

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Placement order decline puts adoption drive under threat

A halving of the number of children approved for adoption looks set to have far-reaching consequences for how local authorities and voluntary adoption agencies work, despite government efforts to stem the fall.

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