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Young call for social care staff recognition

By Sarah Cooper |

13 December 2007

Children believe the new National Minimum Standards for children's social care should recognise staff and carers are important in children's lives.

Children's commissioner for Wales appointed

By Sarah Cooper |

13 December 2007

Save the Children's Keith Towler is to take on the role of children's commissioner for Wales.

Ofsted chief defends inspection processes

By Cathy Wallace |

12 December 2007

The head of inspectorate Ofsted has said she is very secure about the processes used in this year's annual performance assessment of local authorities.

Children's Plan: Poverty measures come under attack

By Nancy Rowntree |

11 December 2007

The children's plan is "a mouse of a plan to deal with what is a mountain of a problem" and has not done enough to tackle the issue of child poverty, the Liberal Democrat shadow children's spokesman has said.

The government has announced a fresh drive to improve the status and training of children's social workers in the Children's Plan.

Children's Plan: Charter to guarantee support for parents

By Tristan Donovan |

11 December 2007

The Children's Plan sets out a vision for a "whole-family approach" to children's services.

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.