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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

  • 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

  • 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.

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.

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