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Local authorities are failing to protect vulnerable teenagers a legal expert has warned.

Councils should create consultant social worker positions, according to a Conservative policy commission set up to look at the future of social workers.

A Brunel University student has developed a social networking website to keep children safe while they socialise with their friends online.

Greater regulation of devices that track a child or young person's location is needed to prevent paedophiles exploiting the technology, a Labour MP has warned.

Safeguarding boards lack NSPCC rep

By Lauren Higgs |

16 October 2007

One third of local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) in the UK are missing out on having an NSPCC representative, despite the fact that government recommendations describe the need to involve the child protection charity as "important".

Greater regulation of devices that track a child or young person's location is needed to prevent paedophiles exploiting the technology, a Labour MP has warned.

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has said the government should consider making more information public about family court cases involving children.

Fears raised about foster firms

By Shafik Meghji |

09 October 2007

The UK's largest fostering and adoption charity has voiced fears about the number of agencies in the sector owned by private equity companies.

Looked-after children across Scotland are to benefit from a 2.5m boost to improve the care given by councils.

Support staff in two Yorkshire primary schools are being given social work training in a scheme backed by the government-funded Innovation Unit.