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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.

Drugs company funds brain research

By Lauren Higgs |

04 December 2007

A global drugs company has donated 121,000 to the charity Kids Company to fund research into how childhood trauma affects children's neurological development.

Barnardo's Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to investigate a significant increase in care and protection referrals.

Looked-after children in Southwark are to be offered access to a range of new services tailored to their needs.

Child poverty targets under threat

By Tom Lloyd |

03 December 2007

The government's efforts to tackle child poverty have stalled, and its strategy needs to be re-thought, according to a report.

MPs want more information on adoption

By Sarah Cooper |

29 November 2007

The co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Adoption and Fostering has called for adopters to let them know where the system is going wrong.

Arts to support children in care

By Tom Lloyd |

29 November 2007

A charity supporting children in care is to launch a report on how the arts can be used to improve outcomes for the group.

Housing association faces financial concerns

By Tom Lloyd |

29 November 2007

A housing association working with young black men has alerted its regulator to serious financial concerns about the business.

Domestic violence services should be improved

By Tom Lloyd |

28 November 2007

A charity has called for specialist support services for children affected by domestic violence to be set up in every local authority in England.