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The government has promised to invest 1bn pounds in services for children and young people over the next three years.

Welsh disabled children miss out on play

By Tristan Donovan |

11 December 2007

Disabled children are missing out on the chance to play, the office of children's commissioner for Wales warned today.

Talks to resolve asylum seeker crisis

By Ruth Smith |

11 December 2007

A crisis meeting about unaccompanied asylum seeking children was set to take place at the Home Office yesterday (11 December).

Inspection row engulfs Ofsted

By Cathy Wallace |

11 December 2007

This year's Ofsted inspections of local authority children's services have been dogged with inconsistencies and confusion to the point where some councils are considering taking the watchdog to a judicial review, CYP Now can reveal.

The government has cut off funding for the regional partnerships that support work with looked-after, special needs and disabled children in England.

Scottish care strategy fails to deliver

By Sarah Cooper |

11 December 2007

Professionals have accused the Scottish Government of missing an opportunity with its strategy for foster and kinship carers.

A Kent project that helps the children of parents addicted to drugs and alcohol may be forced to close early next year because of a lack of money.

Young people using the Children and Family Court Advisory Service (Cafcass) will now be able to get advice from peer mentors online.

Training to prepare professionals for the introduction of the Public Law Outline will begin in January next year.

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.