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Foster carer demand shows slight fall

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  • Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The number of foster carers needed to be recruited this year is slightly lower than in 2013 due to a slowdown in the number of children expected to be fostered, research suggests.

Early intervention 'reduces demand for child protection services'

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  • Thursday, October 25, 2012
Investment in early intervention is reducing demand for child protection services by up to 30 per cent in some local authorities, while other areas struggle to cope with huge increases in demand, research by the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) has found.

ADCS launches inquiry into the care system

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  • Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Directors of children's services have launched an inquiry into the purpose of the care system, as part of plans to radically improve provision for looked-after children across the country.