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Looked-after children, care leavers and EUSS

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  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Although the government has trumpeted the success of the EU Settled Status Scheme (EUSS), the programme for EU citizens to register their entitlement to stay in the UK, there are some groups that are currently falling through the net.

Five reasons to extend Kickstart

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  • Monday, January 25, 2021
The government’s Kickstart jobs scheme, which offers funded placements for 16- to 24-years affected by the pandemic is set to end in December.

Care Review must focus on whole systems

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  • Friday, January 22, 2021
The Care Review is an opportunity to look at the entire system and to consolidate the learning we have done since the Children Act 1989. It’s a daunting, but exciting task for Josh and his team.

Supporting grieving families during lockdown

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  • Monday, November 30, 2020
People are often intrigued about what it is like to work at Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and support families with a very sick child, even more so when that support is anticipating or facing the death of the child.

The need to properly finance local authorities

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  • Friday, November 27, 2020
During the first lockdown, many county leaders across the country feared that restrictions on children’s services – and particularly the inability to make contact and build support links face-to-face – would have huge consequences: creating an invisible crisis.

Examining how the Care Review should work

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  • Monday, November 23, 2020
Motivation to work in social work and care often comes with an understanding that we can no longer accept the things we cannot change; we should change the things we cannot accept.

Systems and services failing to empower homeless young people

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  • Monday, November 23, 2020
As recent figures point to a rise in youth homelessness, Homeless Link’s new report uncovers a worrying reality of systemic failures curbing young people’s potential, undermining their resilience, and failing to empower them to leave homelessness behind.

Calls for English smacking ban

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  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020
On Saturday, Scotland brought into force a law that ensured children receive the same protection from physical assault as adults.