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Timpson names councils with low Staying Put take-up

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016
There are at least five local authorities in England where no young people in foster care have remained in their placement past the age of 18 during the last year, children's minister Edward Timpson has revealed.

Morgan criticised for foster care ‘slur'

  • Friday, January 15, 2016
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has been criticised for denigrating foster care with comments she made as the government launched a bid to reverse a sharp drop in adoptions.

Morgan unveils plans for new social work body

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
A new social work organisation to drive up standards and put social workers on a par with high-status professions such as surgeons or lawyers will be established, government has announced.

DfE tightens up special guardianship rules

  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
The Department for Education (DfE) is to take action after finding a "significant minority" of children are being placed at risk through inappropriate special guardianship orders (SGOs).

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