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Offender tagging scheme extended across Scotland

By Tristan Donovan |

11 December 2007

Powers to electronically tag young offenders have been extended to all children's hearings in Scotland.

The government is to create a national helpline for parents similar to NHS Direct to help deliver its vision of a new relationship with parents.

Work on children's strategy goes down to the wire

By Tristan Donovan |

10 December 2007

The government's Children's Plan may have been a rush job, CYP Now has learned.

Children's Plan to focus on media

By Tom Lloyd |

10 December 2007

The effect of the media on children and young people is expected to be highlighted in a government strategy to be published later today.

Minister promises more funding for disabled young

By Alison Bennett |

10 December 2007

An extra 90m will be ploughed into funding short breaks for disabled young people, children's minister, Ed Balls, has announced.

Video promotes positive view of care leavers

By Tristan Donovan |

04 December 2007

An online video about successful people and characters who have been in care has been launched by A National Voice.

A number of barriers must be overcome if the UK is to introduce European-style social pedagogues, a senior researcher at the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) has said.

Nurseries, childminders and care homes in Scotland are to be graded under a new system to be introduced next April.

Early intervention projects could be at risk from changes to local government funding, expected to be announced tomorrow (6 December).

A centre offering support for adoptive families is to open in Clapham, south London.