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South London YMCA is offering young black people a way out of homelessness and crime in a scheme thought to be the first of its kind.

Children at risk of running away or of sexual exploitation can get help from a support project launched in Newcastle yesterday (30 October).

A guide for young carers is to be handed out in schools and youth clubs in Essex.

A website enabling eight- to 11-year-olds to learn about internet safety through a "cybercafe" has been launched by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

The Brathay Hall Trust has won a three-year contract to lead a multi-agency team development programme to help integrate children's services in northern England.

Medicine handling tips for care sector

By Sarah Cooper |

23 October 2007

Social care settings that give medicine to children and young people should have a written medication policy, according to new guidance.

A tracking system should be introduced to make sure government money for short breaks for disabled children is actually spent on these services.

Youth inclusion and support panels are in danger of becoming another "long-term welfare service", a report has warned.

'Wet' social workers report rejected

By Sarah Cooper |

23 October 2007

The General Social Care Council (GSCC) is to go back to the drawing board after children's professionals slammed its report on the role of social workers as "wet".

Having social workers operating from independent social work practices will make working together with other professionals more difficult, a leading expert has warned.