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Legal Update: Special guardianship orders

Serious case review highlights need for rigorous assessments when placing a child with a special guardian, writes Kamena Dorling, head of policy & programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Social Workers on the witness stand

Giving evidence in court can be a daunting experience for social workers. Eileen Fursland looks at the challenges and sees first-hand the training on offer.

The policy context on Attachment and Neglect

In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the scale of child neglect, its long-term effect on children's wellbeing and how interventions can prevent and repair the damage caused to children's ability to form strong attachments with parents and carers.

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.

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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