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Lambeth Council has come under fire for encouraging families to foster children from neighbouring Southwark.

Pathfinder projects to help young carers

By Tom Lloyd |

11 January 2008

Six government pilots looking at family support are to receive additional funding to extend their work to help young carers.

Labour MP Helen Southworth has introduced a Bill to force local authorities to collect data on runaway and missing children.

Chief executive chosen for child maintenance body

By Tom Lloyd |

09 January 2008

The current head of the Child Support Agency is to run the independent body that will replace it.

Expert slams social work practices

By Sarah Cooper |

08 January 2008

A war of words has broken out between two leading professionals over controversial social work practices due to be introduced this year, which are a key plank of the Children and Young Persons Bill.

Adult services to aid families at risk

By Alison Bennett |

08 January 2008

The government is to pump 13m pounds into establishing family pathfinders to help break the cycle of social exclusion.

Workshops for deaf parents

08 January 2008

Deaf parents in Brent will be able to take part in special parenting workshops run by a deaf charity.

Management of staff in children's care services across Wales needs to be addressed, according to the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).

Children and youth workforce is prominent in Honours list

By Tristan Donovan |

08 January 2008

The head of Cafcass and Kent's director of children's services are among the children and youth professionals featured in the New Year Honours list.

Local safeguarding children boards (LSCB) with an NSPCC representative are calling for an evaluation tool to measure their success.