Relentless increase in children's care applications set to continue

CYP Now
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A record number of care applications were made in February, but experts differ over whether this is a sign of better child protection practice, the result of cuts to early help services or rising levels of poverty.

There were concerns that the merger between the National Fostering Agency and Acorn Care Education Group could create a monopoly in some areas. Picture: Shutterstock.com
There were concerns that the merger between the National Fostering Agency and Acorn Care Education Group could create a monopoly in some areas. Picture: Shutterstock.com

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