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Peers demand advocacy for looked after children

By Sarah Cooper |

21 January 2008

Looked after children should have access to advocacy when their care plans are reviewed, members of the House of Lords have argued.

An independent report has backed the government's approach to tackling the housing problems faced by vulnerable young people.

Cards scheme to improve services in Leicester

By Tom Lloyd |

17 January 2008

Leicester City Council is giving information cards to its children's services workers to improve practice.

Charities welcome children's rights review

By Helen Gilbert |

16 January 2008

Children's charities have welcomed government plans to review its position on the rights of asylum seeking and refugee children.

Deaf children benefit from laptop grant

By Sarah Cooper |

16 January 2008

Deaf children in low-income families will benefit from laptop computers after a donation to the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS).

Twenty-one local authority areas this week became the first to pilot short break services for children with disabilities.

Children's Fund projects face axe

By Ruth Smith |

15 January 2008

Life-transforming preventive work with vulnerable children is severely at risk, an exclusive survey by CYP Now has revealed.

The government has promised to issue an action plan on young runaways by June.

Schools in Wales that are piloting the Investors in Families scheme will have to assess each other on whether standards have been met.

Projects in London that help children who are at risk of sexual exploitation or forced into prostitution have shared in a 1.5m pound cash boost.