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Legal Update: Caring for refugee children

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  • Monday, September 28, 2015
Kamena Dorling, policy and programmes manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the UK government's response to the refugee crisis and foster care provision for refugee children.

Life after statements

Sweeping changes to special educational needs policy are on the horizon. Charlotte Goddard examines what the reforms will mean for the many families who currently struggle to get support.

Recognising sign language is important for equality

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  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016
On 17 September 2015, the Scottish Parliament passed the British Sign Language (BSL) Bill. The public gallery was packed with Deaf BSL users, many of whom had been banned from signing as children and forced to lip read. It had been a long, hard battle and it was difficult for many to hold back the tears and keep their emotions at bay.

Daily roundup: Carers allowances, Daniel Pelka, and safeguarding

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  • Thursday, August 1, 2013
An investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman has found 340 carers in Liverpool were underpaid by the council; the serious case review into the death of four year old Daniel Pelka will be published shortly; and the SNP wants to bring in state-appointed guardians for all children, in the news today.

Government funds SEN independent advocate role

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  • Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Independent advocates will be recruited to help families navigate the new special educational needs (SEN) process and challenge decisions on funding and services made by councils, the government has announced.