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Shared Services: Special Report

Fresh evidence suggests collaboration is helping local authorities to find a wider range of care options for vulnerable children and introduce a greater array of good practice approaches to improve outcomes.

Care and capability

Looked-after young people are some of the most vulnerable in society. Charlotte Goddard examines the skills required and challenges across the workforce in providing quality care across the system.

Special Report: Attachment and Neglect

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  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The importance of strong attachments from early childhood - and of tackling the damage caused by neglect where these attachments are lacking - is seeing greater recognition in both policy and practice.

The policy context on Attachment and Neglect

In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the scale of child neglect, its long-term effect on children's wellbeing and how interventions can prevent and repair the damage caused to children's ability to form strong attachments with parents and carers.

DfE announces increased funding for Staying Put

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  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Local authorities are set to receive a total of £22.2m this year to cover the cost of allowing young people to remain in foster care placements until their 21st birthday, it has been announced.