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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.

Care applications continue to soar

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Numbers of court applications being made for children to be taken into care are continuing to soar, with latest figures showing a 14 per cent increase compared with last year.

Scotland raises leaving care age to 21

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Young people in Scotland who are in residential care, foster care, or kinship care will be able to remain in their placement up until the age of 21 as a result of landmark legislation.

Children's social workers face knowledge test

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014
New children's social workers will have to pass a test of their knowledge in order to become an approved practitioner as part of government attempts to improve the quality of the profession, it has been announced.

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