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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.

Asylum-seeking families live in poverty

By Sarah Cooper |

08 January 2008

Children's charity Barnardo's is calling on the government to do more to save children in asylum-seeking families from living in poverty.

Child trafficking victims should have better access to safe houses, according to a set of new Conservative policies.

The Adolescent and Children's Trust (Tact) has carried out a consultation with its young people to see how they would like social work practices to work.

Law might protect right to short breaks

By Sarah Cooper |

08 January 2008

Lord Andrew Adonis has confirmed he will give a formal response on whether a right to short breaks for disabled children already exists in law, at the committee stage of the Children and Young Persons Bill.

Former cabinet minister calls for social reforms

By Alison Bennett |

08 January 2008

Former home secretary David Blunkett has called for a range of reforms to address a lack of social mobility in Britain.

Court cases to test disabled children's rights

By Tom Lloyd |

08 January 2008

Disability rights campaigners are planning to bring a series of test cases to prove that families with disabled children have a legal right to short breaks.

Policies on asylum seekers are forcing 100,000 children in the UK to live in poverty, according to a leading children's charity.

Financial problems threaten housing group

By Tom Lloyd |

03 January 2008

A housing group that supports young black people in London is on the verge of collapse.