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The London Borough of Lewisham has been given an outstanding rating by Ofsted for the way it manages services for children and young people.

Unicef expert: CSR 'a disaster'

By Alison Bennett |

06 November 2007

One of the key authors of the Unicef report into child wellbeing has branded the government's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) a "disaster".

Accidents body urges more risk-taking

By Cathy Wallace |

06 November 2007

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has championed the merits of children experiencing risk, including grazes, bruises and even broken bones.

A national contract aimed at standardising agreements between local authorities and children's homes will be launched today (November 7).

Hospitals and social services teams are failing to work effectively to safeguard vulnerable children, according to a report into new partnership arrangements put in place following the Victoria Climbie inquiry.

Looked-after children think fish 'n' chips and the countryside are the best things about life in England, but say smoking restrictions and the weather are the worst.

A UK-wide push to get more foster children reading has kicked off in Belfast.

Children will suffer under Borders Act

By Joe Lepper |

06 November 2007

The human rights and education of asylum-seeking children will be severely compromised by measures in the UK Borders Act 2007, refugee and children's charities have warned.

A service designed to encourage more black and minority ethnic families to adopt has expanded into Yorkshire and the Midlands.

Legal Aid cuts will hurt families

By Cathy Wallace |

30 October 2007

More children could be put into care instead of staying with their families as a result of new Legal Aid arrangements, experts have warned.