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DfE announces increased funding for Staying Put

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  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Local authorities are set to receive a total of £22.2m this year to cover the cost of allowing young people to remain in foster care placements until their 21st birthday, it has been announced.

Timpson names councils with low Staying Put take-up

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  • 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 unveils plans for new social work body

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  • 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.