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Budget: Five key priorities to be addressed

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  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Investment in youth services, a “properly remunerated” childcare workforce and clarity on pay for kinship carers are among issues the sector has called for the Chancellor to include in his Budget.

Sibling relationships in the care system

Children’s services and courts face serious challenges when making care plans or permanence orders for siblings, writes Dr John Simmonds, director of policy, research and development at CoramBAAF.

Therapeutic Care: Special Report

With rises in children coming into care and reporting mental health problems, policymakers and service providers are developing therapeutic care and support across a range of settings to help young people.

Unregulated children's homes consultation launches

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  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The government has launched a consultation over unregulated children's homes, including plans to ban the use of provision for under-16s and the introduction of a minimum national standard for accommodation.

Leeds' DCS Steve Walker steps down

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  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020
The director of children's services (DCS) at highly-rated Leeds City Council has stepped down to head up the authority's children's social care improvement programme.

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